Carolyn Alford Salmon, 89, of Clarksdale, died Monday, May 18, 2020 at Clarksdale Nursing Center.
Mrs. Salmon was born in Hazelhurst to Mr. and Mrs. William Blair Alford on June 15, 1930. She graduated from Hazelhurst High School and Ole Miss, where she was active in Kappa Delta sorority, Glee Club, and honored as an Ole Miss Beauty. A love for children led Mrs. Salmon to work as secretary at Lee Academy Elementary and serve as coordinator for the March of Dimes in Clarksdale. As the Dream coordinator, she worked tirelessly to fight for our youth on the war against drugs. Mrs. Salmon served as Clarksdale’s Welcome Wagon Hostess for many years.
Mrs. Salmon was a member of St. George’s Episcopal Church, where she was a dedicated member of the Episcopal Church Women, served on altar guild, and worked with the youth. She taught Sunday School for many years and showed her love for music while singing in the choir.
Mrs. Salmon is survived by her daughter, Georgia Salmon Antici (Charles) of Clarksdale, sister, Marie Barron of Lexington, S.C.; four grandchildren, Kirk Antici (Gabby), Anna Brittain Antici, Allison Britt (Cody), and Jeff Mang; and three great grandchildren, Sawyer Hopkins, Liam Antici, and Lucy Parker Britt.
She was preceded in death by her son, Billy Salmon, Jr. and Mr. and Mrs. William Blair Alford.
Many heartfelt thanks to her dedicated caregivers, Rotazna Thompson, Mary Hicks and Debra Mitchell and the staff at Flowers Glen, Clarksdale Nursing Center and Grace Hospice.
Donations can be sent to St. George’s Church, March of Dimes or the donor’s choice.
Graveside services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at Oakridge Cemetery. Meredith Nowell Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.