James O. Alford, 87, of Vidor died Saturday, Jan. 14, at his residence. A native of Schulenberg, Texas, he has lived in Vidor for 19 years and was a retired truck driver with C&B Transport.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 18, at Caney Creek Open Door Church in Vidor under the direction of Memorial Funeral Home of Vidor with burial to follow at Wilkinson Cemetery in Orange, Texas.

Visitation will be held at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, Jan. 17, at Memorial Funeral Home.

James is preceded in death by his sons, Gary Cormier and Jerry Lee Cormier, daughter, Barbara Cormier, brother, Macken Alford and his first wife, Josephine Smith Alford.

He is survived by his wife, Esther Alford of Vidor; sons, Jackie Cormier of Orangefield and Roger Cormier of Beaumont; daughters Mary Cormier Girouard of Orange, Peggy Cormier of Lumberton and Mary Bridges Meth of Vidor; sisters, Sylvia and Bunny Thomas of Colmesneil, twenty-seven grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren.