Alice W. Stringfellow, 63, a Russian translator-library technician in the Defense Intelligence Agency's Medical Records Department for about 11 years before retiring in 1978, died of cancer Saturday at Arlington Hospital.

She was a native of Luttrellville, Va., and moved to Washington and attended schools here. She joined the Army Department in the early 1960s, where she worked until joining the DIA.

For the past year, Mrs. Stringfellow worked as a volunteer with Meals-on-Wheels in Arlington. She was a member of the Memorial Baptist Church in Arlington where she had been a leader in the church's Junior Department and member of the choir. She also belonged to the Ken Temple Steward Ladies.

She is survived by her husband, Orville O., of the home in Arlington; a son, Kenneth E., of Vienna, Va.; two daughters, Alice Lourene (Rene) Roberts of Asheboro, N.C.; and Joyce Anderson of Springfield; a brother, Walter H. Gillions of Yorktown, Pa.; three sisters, Frances Smith of Mount Holly, Va., Gladys Allen of McLean, and Marquerite Castle of Richmond, and eight grandsons.

The family suggests that expressions of sympathy be in the form of contributions to the Alice Stringfellow Cancer Memorial Fund, c/o Memorial Baptist Church in Arlington.