Here is John Oliver Alford's obituary, plus some other research (I also have obits for his son Leon and daughter Estelle):
MORNING NEWS Florence, Florence Co., SC—Sunday, 8 November 1953
MARION, Nov. 7—John Oliver Alford, 65, died about noon today at his home in Britton’s Neck, after an illness of several years. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at Nebo Baptist Church.... Interment will be in Reedy Creek Cemetery. He is survived by his wife, Addy Richardson Alford; three daughters, Mrs. Foster Larrimore* of Conway, Mrs. Aubrey Richardson of Britton’s Neck and Mrs. Pearly Sellers of Myrtle Beach; five sons, Ned, Len, and Wesley Alford all of Britton’s Neck, Johnny Alford of Marion and Lincoln Alford of Myrtle Beach.
-------------------- The following censuses seem to be the correct family, but much seems incorrect. The names of the children are not consistent, and John's age does not match to his 1886 birth year on his WWI Draft Reg. Furthermore, Estelle was born in 1928, but she does not appear on the 1930 census.
1930 CENSUS Le Gette (District 4), Marion Co., SC, Dwelling #181:
John Alford head 40 SC SC SC age 22 at first marriage farmer Addie wife 35 SC SC SC age 17 at first marriage Ned son 12 SC SC SC Allice dau 8 SC SC SC Robert son 5 SC SC SC Susie dau 0/12 SC SC SC Frank J. Larrimore son-in-law 28 SC SC SC age 27 at first marriage farm laborer Lizzie dau 16 SC SC SC age 15 at first marriage
1920 CENSUS Le Gette (District 103), Marion Co., SC, Dwelling #54:
Mary Richardson head 80 SC SC SC widow [Mary is Addie’s grandmother—she is listed as such in 1900 in Le Gette. Her mother is probably Mary’s daughter Ida, enumerated with the family.] Sarah dau 12 SC SC SC John Alford son-in-law 30 SC SC SC steam railroad laborer Addie dau 23 SC SC SC Lizzie granddau 4-8/12 SC SC SC John Jr. grandson 3-1/12 SC SC SC Willie grandson 1-6/12 SC SC SC
I have not been able to find John on the 1910 or 1900 censuses.
On John Olliver Alford’s 1918 WWI Draft Registration Card (Ancestry.com), he is age 32, a farmer living in Centenary, Marion Co., SC. His birth date is 9 March 1886 and he names Addie Richardson Alford as his nearest relative.
*Johnny Foster Larrimore, 62, d. 22 Oct 1966 in a car accident in Florence Co., SC. His surviving wife is Mrs. Lizzie Alford Larrimore. Pallbearers included Ned, Leon, Eddie, and Lincoln Alford. [Florence Morning News, 24 Oct 1966]