Anthony Russell Alford

June 28, 1962 ~ January 15, 2022 (age 59)


Sumter, SC …. Anthony Russell Alford, age 59, beloved partner of Richard Wayne Duncan, Jr., passed away on Saturday, January 15, 2022 at Prisma Health Tuomey.

Born in Sumter, he was the son of Barbara Ann Coward Alford and the late Raymond Turner Alford.  Tony loved to travel no matter whether it was a simple road trip or traveling abroad.  He loved all animals, especially his dogs.  He will be remembered as a very loving partner, son, nephew, and father to his pets.  He will be dearly missed by all who knew him.

Surviving in addition to his partner, Richard and mother Barbara are: two uncles, Thurmond Coward, Jr. and his wife Myrtle of Salem, SC and John Walter Coward, Sr., and his wife Hilda of Sumter.

A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, January 19, 2022, at 1:00 pm at Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery with the Rev. Cheryl Kammermann officiating.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service, from 12:00 – 1:00 pm, at Bullock Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to the SPCA 1140 S Guignard Dr, Sumter, SC 29150

You may go to and sign the family’s guest book.

The family has chosen Bullock Funeral Home for the arrangements.

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Anthony, please visit our floral store.


January 19, 2022

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Bullock Funeral Home
1190 Wilson Hall Road
Sumter, SC 29150

Graveside Service
January 19, 2022

1:00 PM
Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery
802 N Guignard Drive
Sumter, SC 29150

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