Mary Emilia Alford, 107, of Darien, Georgia entered peacefully into eternal rest on Friday, May 19, 2017.

Mrs. Alford was born April 13, 1910 in Ashford, Alabama, the daughter of the late Ben and Beatrice Howard.

She married the late Wade Audean Alford in Apalachicola, where the family resided for many years. Mrs. Alford was a homemaker and took pride in tending to the needs of her family. She was also the longest living member of the Darien Church of God.

Mrs. Alford was preceded in death by her parents, Ben and Beatrice Howard; her husband, Wade Audean Alford; two daughters, Irene Workman and Arlie Conrad; two sons, J. W. Alford and Jimmy Alford; two grandchildren, Bill Alford and Jeffrey Workman.

She is survived by her daughter, Daisy Ethel Peek (Dan) of Milledgeville, Georgia; 17 grandchildren, Lou, Michael, Pat, Scott, Tom, Michelle, Kristen, Reba, Rusty, Karen, Polly, Maria, Richard, Lori, Amelia, Wade, and Brad. Several great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, and great-great-great-grandchildren also survive.

Mrs. Alford loved to spend time with her family. She was a wonderful cook and enjoyed sewing and gardening. She will be missed by all who knew and loved her. Her family will have many fond memories to cherish for years to come.

The life of Mary Emilia Alford was celebrated with a visitation and funeral service on Wednesday morning, May 24, at the Darien Church of God, with Rev. Tommy Whaley officiating. At a graveside service Thursday morning, May 25, Mrs. Alford was interred at Magnolia Cemetery in Apalachicola.

Arrangements wee entrusted into the care of Edo Miller and Sons Funeral Home, in Brunswick, Georgia.