Marie Laurendine Alford – a lifelong resident of Mobile, Alabama passed away March 29, 2011 at the age of 87. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Herbert Alford; her son, William Cecil Alford (Butch) and her daughter-in-law, Connie A. Clark. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Judy and Bill Heiter; three grandchildren, Catherine Alford, Jackie and her husband Jay Ritchie, and John Heiter; two great-granddaughters, Lauren and Katie Ritchie; and her sister, Doris Gentry. A memorial service will be held Friday, April 1, 2011 at 1:30 p.m. from St. Bridget's Catholic Church. Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.