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Alpha Kidd
(April 24, 1918 - December 23, 2013)

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Alpha Kidd

Alpha Kidd, 95, of Richmond, Indiana passed away on December 23, 2013. She was born April 24, 1918 in Hazard, Kentucky to the late John S. and Elizabeth Combs Olinger.

She attended Liberty High School in Hazard, Kentucky and was a member of Town Mountain Baptist Church, also in Hazard. Alpha worked in housekeeping for over 20 years at Earlham College, retiring at the age of 67.

She is survived by her sons Johnny (Delores) Kidd Sr. and Willie (Ora Jean) Kidd both from Richmond, Indiana; her daughter Patricia (John) Dawkins of Richmond; two brothers Bill (Stella) Olinger of Hazard, Kentucky and Anthony (Naomi) Olinger of Louisville, Kentucky; two sisters Geneva Snow and Emma Taylor both from Dayton, Ohio; eight grandchildren, seventeen great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. She also leaves a host of relatives and friends.

Her parents, five brothers and three sisters preceded her in death.

Service will be held Friday, December 27, 2013 at 1:00PM at Bethel A.M.E Church, 200 South 6th Street. Calling hour will be held one hour prior to the service. Burial will be in Earlham Cemetery. Services entrusted to Community Family Funeral Home. Send online condolences or sign the guest book at

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