Northeast MS obituary

Linda Jo Alford, 69

August 15, 1951 - November 15, 2020

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Booneville – Mrs. Linda Jo Alford, 69, died Sunday, November 15, 2020 at North Mississippi Medical Center following a brief illness.  She was born August 15, 1951 in Memphis, TN to Jay Skaggs and Novis Sartin Skaggs.  She worked many years as a seamstress in the garment manufacturing industry.  Linda was a loving mother and sister.  She was known for her cooking and her servants’ heart, taking care of the elderly and the sick.  She enjoyed growing flowers and vegetables as long as she was able.  She loved her furry companion her dog, Annabell.

A memorial service celebrating Linda’s life will be at 4:30 p.m., Thursday, November 19, 2020 in the Tupelo Chapel of Holland Funeral Directors with Rev. Earl McAnally officiating.  Visitation will be 30 minutes prior to service time.  Condolences to the family may be posted at

Survivors include her two sons, James Holley of Bartahatchie and Tim Holley and his wife, Rhonda of Stroud, OK; brother, Roger Skaggs of Memphis; 2 sisters, B J Hambers of Dallas, TX and Sandra Hardin of Camden, TN; 6 grandchildren, Jessie Lynn Holley, Shannon Duet, Colby Holley, Dylan Holley, Blake Holley, Lacey Holley, and Lauren Dortch; 5 great grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her parents and two sisters, Carolyn Skaggs and Rhonda Hammett.

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