Photo above found in a magazine by Lamar's grandson Lance Allred.  Lamar is on the front row, far left.

Tombstone photo from Memorial #123166409

Lamar Robert Allred 1914-1993

by his grandson:  Lance Allred
Lineage:  Lamar, Edward, George, Masten, John, Elias, Thomas, Solomon born 1680 Lancashire, England

Hello everyone! My grandfather was Lamar Alred. His family lived in Cedartown, GA.  He had to quit school after 8th grade due to the Great Depression.  One of his regrets was not getting to play football but, for his 8th grade year.  Visiting the doctor, they had a magazine on the table with many old photos from Georgia.  I turned the page and there he was...Lamar Alred, the 8th grader, in a team photo!  He’s at the end, on the left.

So...the family lived in Cedartown, GA. Supposedly, had a lot to do with starting the Church of Christ there.  My great grandfather had a couple of businesses in town: a dry cleaners, and a general store.  Sold them and bought a farm during the depression.  Also, our family name was originally spelled “Allred” but, due to a family dispute (which I cannot find out more info on) we dropped an “l”.  I haven’t gotten much information about my Alred family, unfortunately.  If you can add information/stories, please contact me

Obituary posted on

Lamar R. Alred, 78, died Wednesday at HCA Putnam Community Hospital after a long illness.

He was born in Cedartown, Ga., and had lived in San Mateo and East Palatka since 1984, coming from Chattanooga, Tenn. He worked 37 years as a moulder and steel worker with Ross-Meehan Corp. in Chattanooga. He was a member of the Church of Christ, Palatka. He was the husband of the late Pearl Saylor Alred and he was a farmer.

He is survived by his sons, Howard Alred of Palatka and Anthony "Tony" Alred of San Mateo; sisters, Lois Hawes of St. Louis, Mo., Carolyn White of Evansville, Ind., Agnes Blocker of Naples and Dorothy Stokes of Decatur, Ga.; and five grandchildren.
Services for him will be held at 7:30 p.m. today at Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home in Palatka, with Brothers Melvin Barker and C. L. Overturf Jr. officiating. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Hamilton Memorial Gardens in Chattanooga. Chattanooga Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. (Palatka Daily News Obituary dtd 7 May 1993.)