Kitty Lou Gamble Alford, 63, of Oak Island passed away on October 12, 2019 with her husband, children, brothers, sister, grandson, and their spouses by her side.

Born in East Liverpool, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late Charles J. Gamble and Betty Daniels Gamble.

Kitty was a friend to all she met. Many of her children’s friends called her “mom” because she listened to all their concerns and problems and gave them advice that only a mother could give. Kitty will be deeply missed by the many people she befriended during her journey through this life.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Linda Gamble.

Kitty is survived by her husband of 41 years, Joseph Alford; a son, Will Alford; two daughters, Brandi (David) Dykes, and Elaine Williams; grandchildren, Justin (Emily) Kosiewska, Christopher Williams, and Addi Jo Williams; brothers, Chuck (Gwen) Gamble, and Michael Gamble; a sister, Terri (Scott) Anderson; brothers, Charlie (Lois) Gamble and Bob Gamble.

A family memorial service will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association.

Online condolences may be made at

Peacock - Newnam & White Funeral and Cremation Service, Southport, NC.