Alfred is the recently deceased brother of Alyssa Hurley. His funeral is being held in the chapel of Fort Ironwood. In life, Alfred was a Pagan or Pagan sympathizer; a fact which was hidden from the Hammerites to allow his burial there. He had supposedly died in an attempt to rescue a child, but this may have been a fabrication.
Alfred's burial had been postponed due to an outbreak of zombies in the graveyard, brought about by a shaman who had befriended him. This became a growing concern for the Hammerites, as the body had not been enbalmed.