The family of the late Howard and Nannie Estes Alford held their family reunion on Saturday, Aug. 19 at the home of Les and Tommie Gooch in McKinney. Les is the son of the late Mildred Alfred Gooch and Fred James Gooch. All of the older generation of Alfords are passed on now.
There was a good turn out of about 70 people present with a lot of cousins and family members including two ladies from Danville who were the late Howard Alford's nieces that were raised in McKinney. Their names were Bessie Wade Boyd and Anne Wade Householder. We were glad to have them come and visit with us.
Other family members present were Les Gooch's son, Todd Gooch, his wife Shirley, their daughter Cailey; son Joshua Gooch from Lancaster and his mother, Bonnie Gooch from Lexington; daughter, Jackie Payne and her three children, sons, Taylor and Wesley; and daughter Olivia Payne, and Tommie Gooch's mother, Naomi Major from Nicholasville; Nancy Jean Gooch Lainhart from Lancaster; her daughter, Bilie Sue Buchanan Buckley and her husband Bob and son, Sam Buckley from Louisville; her son, Robbie and wife Tina Buchanan from Lexington.