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Blanche Durrance Alford

Died: December 20, 2017

Blanche Durrance Alford, of Hendersonville, transitioned at home surrounded by her family on Wednesday, December 20, 2017. She was the daughter of the late Catherine Yarbrough Twomey and Joseph Selzer Durrance. She was also preceded in death by her brothers, Joseph and Samuel B. Durrance and her sons, Mark L. and Gregory G. Alford.

She was born in Bradenton, FL and grew up in Columbus, GA and Montgomery, AL. She graduated from Huntington College with a B.A. in Sociology. She was employed as a School Teacher and a Real Estate Broker.

Survivors include her loving husband of 60 years, Norman H. Alford; daughter, Catherine Alford Mason of Goldvein, VA; son, Blake C. Alford of Hendersonville; grandchildren, Chris Alford and his wife, Jessica, Heather Alford, Emily Mason Kampas, Chelsea and Erik Mason, and Dylan Alford; great-grandchildren, Peyton and Mason Alford, Noah and Leah Alford, and Isla Danger Kampas.

As Blanche loved flowers, they are welcomed. Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Service Information

Visitation Information

Date: Saturday, December 30, 2017

Time: 11:00 am - 1:00 pm


Forest Lawn Funeral Home Chapel

538 Tracy Grove Road
Hendersonville, NC 28792

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