CROSS PLAINS — Lillian (Lillie) Alford, 95, of Rising Star, passed away in Brownwood on Sunday, May 21, 2017.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, May 26 at Higginbotham Chapel in Cross Plains, with Jo Lynn Davis officiating. Burial will follow the service at the Amity Cemetery in Brown County. The family will have a visitation from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 25 at Higginbotham Chapel in Cross Plains.

Lillie was born on March 4, 1922 in Crocker Community, to the late Mr. and Mrs. William H. Neie. She married the love of her life J.T. Alford on Nov. 8, 1939 who preceded her in death on Oct. 8, 2000. Lillie was an LVN, serving the Rising Star and Cross Plains communities for many years.

Lillie is survived by her daughter, Judy E. Green of Rising Star; son, Ronald J. Alford of Rising Star; son, Larry F. Alford of Rising Star; brother, Van Neie (Pat) of Pittsburg, Oklahoma; six grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren.

Lillie was preceded in death by sister, Velma Kidwell; brother, Eddie Neie; daughter, Mary L. Chesler; and grandson, Michael Alford.

Memorials may be made to the charity or church of your choice.