Harvey Lafayette Gifford, Sr., was born Feb. 12, 1894, in Dallas, Texas, and died unexpectedly Oct. 14, 1971, in Shreveport, Louisiana. Brother Gifford had been a faithful member of the church for over 65 years and had lived most of his life in Shreveport. He loved the youth of the church and donated the land and much labor for the Shreveport Jr. Academy. He also built and donated the Pathfinder Club building. He with his son, built the cabinets in the new Shreveport church. Survivors included his wife, Virgie Mae; one son, Harvey L. “Buck”, Jr.; two daughters: Pauline Leggion and Susan Long; three grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, two brothers, and one sister.
Ancestry Family Trees. (2012). Harvey Gifford. Retrieved from ancestry.com.