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Dock Sanford

Funeral Services for DOCK SANFORD, 55,  of Center were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 26, in Mangum Funeral Home Chapel.  The Rev. J. C. Dawson and the Rev. Kenneth Vernor officiated.  Burial was in Oaklawn Memorial Park at Center.  He died at 12:06 a.m. Tuesday March 25 in Shelby General Hospital following a lengthy illness.    Mr. Sanford was born April 24, 1930 in Shelby County, a son of Will Sanford and Annie Smith Sanford.  He had attended Center High School and served in World War II.  He was Sales Coordinator for Holley Farms at Center.  Survivors are his wife Bobbie Lovell Sanford, Center, a daughter, Jane Howell of Conroe, tow sisters, Mrs. Gladys Thompson, Center and Mrs. Jim (Willie) Barnett of Longview.  Pallbearers were Clyde Wayne Samford, Billy Lawson, Donnell Parker, Pug Yarborough, George Jones, and Bobby Aheron.

**Reprinted from The Champion  Friday March 29, 1986                                                                                           **submitted by Jane Keppler  , daughter

Mrs. Sarah Sanford Dies in Her 92nd Year

Mrs. Sarah Sanford of Paxton, 92 years of age, was found dead in her bed last Monday afternoon at 6 o'clock at the home of her son, Billie Sanford, with whom she made her home.  Mrs. Sanford had lived in Shelby County practically all her life, having come to this county from Tennessee when she was a small girl.  She was known throughout the county, and retained an active interest in affairs up to the time of her death.  Her husband, Mace Sanford, died about ten years ago.  She is survived by six sons, Crit, Buck, Billie Kaufman, and Jim Sanford of Shelby County Lee Sanford of Longview: two daughers, Mrs. Sallie January of Center and Mrs. Mary Holt of Nacogdoches County:six half-brothers, Eli, Alf, Joe, Larry, Jim and Mack Webb of Center: three half sisters: Mrs. A. E. Smith of Orange, Mrs. Mary Panger of Cookville, Mrs. Jennie McDonald of Stockman, and one sister, Mrs. S. E. Butts of Ironosa.  Mrs. Butts is 91 years of age.  Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at 4 o'clock at Tenaha, with Rev. Hughes of the Tenaha Methodist Church in charge.

**Reprinted from The Champion  February 18, 1925                                                                              ** submitted by Shirley Holmquist

 Lula Mae Samford                                                                                                                                                               Funeral services for LULA MAE SAMFORD, 88, of Tenaha, were held at 2 p.m., Thursday, March 6, at Mangum Funeral Home in Center.  The Rev. Carl Smith officiated.  Burial followed at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.  Mrs. Samford died Tuesday, March 4, 1997 at Pine Grove Nursing Center.  She was born March 31, 1908.  Mrs. Samford is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Clydeg, and Edwina Samford of Center; three grandchildren, Randall Samford, Jeffrey Samford and Sherry Campbell ; two great-grandchildren, Heaberlyn Campbell and Trevar Campbell; and number of nieces and nephews. Pallbearers were Joe White, Jack Bush, James Samford Wayne Bittick, Joe Pena and Fred Samford. Funeral services were under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home.

Reprinted from The Light and Champion Tuesday, March 11, 1997      



My immediate SANFORD line.  Email me if you are related.

Name       Birth Death Birthplace Notes 
Donna Jane SANFORD 4/25/1952 - DeSoto Parish, LA f=Dock SANFORD

m=died 2017 POWELL

I am Now living in Bastrop County, Texas

Dock SANFORD 4/24/1930 3/25/1986 Shelby County,  Texas f=William Washington

m=Annie Bell SMITH

md (1)  POWELL           (2) Bobbie LOVELL

Buried at Oaklawn Cemetery.

William Washington SANFORD 2/22/1892 1/4/1968 Shelby County,  Texas f=Simon SANFORD


md Annie Bell SMITH

Buried at Oaklawn Cemetery.


Willie Lee Sanford md Jim Barnett

Gladys Sanford md W. A. Thompson

Robert Sanford md Jewell Newberry

Clarence "Tooter" Sanford md Ruth Windham

Dock Sanford md Ruth Powell


Below are records from funeral home records that I have.  Click on the link to the funeral home record to view.  There is more information on the record like children siblings, etc.
Last First/Maiden DOB DOD Notes
Samford Ashvath 8-Dec-1892 13-May-1958 Born in Shelby County TX and died in Warren Hospital.  Father: Tom Crawford Samford.  Mother: Sallie Dorsett.  Spouse: Lena.  Buried in Mt. Herman Cemetery.

Funeral Home Record pg1pg2pg3, pg4

Samford Charles Edward 21-Oct-1949 30-Jun-1961 Born in Houston TX and died in Houston TX.  Father: None listed.  Mother: Mrs. Ella Samford.  Buried in Borders Cemetery.  Note: the cemetery records do show SANFORD, not Samford as on the funeral home records.

Funeral Home Record pg1pg2    pg3

Samford Clarence May 15-Jun-1889 16-Sep-1957 Born in TX died in Center, TX.  Father: William Samford.  Mother: Willie Ann Bridges.   Buried at Oaklawn Cemetery.

Funeral Home Record pg1pg2pg3

Samford E. Jesse 24-Jan-1883 26-Nov-1956 Born in TX and died in Center, TX.  Father: Crit Samford.  Mother: Mary Thompson.  Buried in Fairview Cemetery.

Funeral Home Record: pg 1, pg2, pg3

Samford Ellen Rebecca (Mrs)   14-Sep-1954 No info on parents.  Age 81 yrs. 7 months, 27 days.  Buried at Asbury Cemetery.

Funeral Home Record pg1pg2pg3

Samford Emma (Mrs.)   May 1950 No dates or parent info on record.  Born in Sabine County. Buried on May 19, 1950 at Fairview Cemetery.

Funeral Home Record pg1pg2pg3

Samford Hattie Lee (Mrs) 28-Aug-xx 20-Oct-1964 Born in MS and died in Center TX.  Father: Adolphus Stalling.  Mother: Elizabeth Cooper.  Buried in New Prospect Cemetery.

Funeral Home Record pg1pg2pg3

Samford James Edward 13-Oct-1873 28-Nov-1959 Born in Shelby County TX and died in Joaquin, TX.  Father: Mace Samford.  Mother: Sarah Webb. Spouse: Mollie. Buried in Jackson Cemetery.   

Funeral Home Record: pg 1, pg2, pg3

Samford James Kaufman 30-Aug-1851 3-Mar-1935 Born in Alabama, died in Center, TX.  Father: Snyder Samford.  Mother: Jane Hughes.  Buried at Sandhill Cemetery.

Funeral Home record

Samford Jeff   Oct 1952 Record was not filled out entirely.  Spouse Corrine Samford.  Buried in Fairview Cemetery.

Funeral Home Record pg1pg2pg3

Samford Jussis(?) Woodrow 19 Aug-1915 17-Oct-1939 Born in Shelby County TX died in California results of street car.  Father: James Monroe Samford, Mother: Mary Julia Rhodes.  Buried in Mt. Olive Cemetery.

Funeral Home Record

Samford Mary Ann (Mrs.) 18-Apr-1869 9-Mar-1935 Born in TX.  Father: Steve Oakes, Center, TX.  Mother: Mandy King, AL.  Buried in New Hope Cemetery.  Funeral cost $225.00. 

Funeral Home Record

Samford Mollie 9-Dec-1887 1-Jan-1962 No info on parents.  Died in Sport, LA.  Buried in Jackson Cemetery.

Funeral Home Record pg1pg2pg3

Samford Onie   May 1950 No information on parents on funeral record. Many children and siblings survive. Buried at Asbury Cemetery.

Funeral Home Record pg1pg2pg3

Samford Ora (Mrs.)     No dates or parent info on record.  80 years old. 4 sons, 1 brother, 1 sister listed.

Funeral Home Record pg1pg2pg3

Samford Robert Talmadge 30-Dec-1888 13-Sep-1960 Born in Shelby County died at his residence in Center, TX.  Father: Kaufman Samford.  Mother: Mitilda Potts.  Spouse: Vera.  Buried at Sandhill Cemetery

Funeral Home record pg1, pg2, pg3

Sanford Clyde Jordan 2-Jan-1956 8-Oct-1957 Born in Shelby County and died in Houston TX.  Father: Worthy Vernon Sanford.  Mother: Ella B. Dickerson.  Buried in Borders Cemetery.

Funeral Home Record pg1pg2pg3, pg4

Sanford Worthy Vernon 1-Nov-1908 2-Feb-1961 Born in Shelby County and died in Houston, TX.  Father: John H. Sanford.  Mother: Viola Borders.  Buried in Borders Cemetery.

Funeral Home Record pg1pg2pg3

Smith Samford 16-Nov-1888 17-Apr-1956 Born in Shelby County TX and died at his residence in Center, TX.  Father: Hugh Smith.  Mother: Fannie Samford. Spouse: Nina.  Buried at Newburn Cemetery.

Funeral Home Record pg1pg2pg3



Other Sanford/Samford submitted by researchers

William "Little Billy" Samford

Janell Shofner Samford

Loyce Loraine Samford

Alford Lindsey Sanford

Asa Sanford

Eunice Faye Flanagan Sanford

John Paul Sanford

Mollie Sanford Welch

Norman Ray Sanford

Pat Norris Sanford

Tracy Lynn Sanford Kilgore

Vida Lou Sanford

Other Sanford/Samford Connections

J. T. Adams

Oscar B. Alexander

Tommy Dale Amburn

Bennie Fred Askew

Ethel (McCray) Baker

Henry Bailey

Lawrence G. Ballard

Juanita Jones Dunn Barger

Donald Ray Belrose

Martha Ruth Belrose

Floyd "Sam" Bigham

Evelyn Myrle Stewart Blackwell

Jeanice Brimingham

Robert F. Blain JR.

Joel Patrick "Pat" Calabrese

Brenda Ann (Logan) Carroll

Kenneth Edward Channell

Brady Clark

Eldridge G. Clifton

Mary Jane Harvey Coody

Wilson Cozart

Mary Alice Cash Davis

Linda Wright Dollar

Virginia Samford Donovan

Connie Nelson Duckworth

Leon “L.L.” Duncan

Dorothy Edmonson

Randy Fancher

Lavern Fields

Larry W. Folsom

Purless Wilburn Fowler

Stanley Freeman

Jereldine Fry

Tincy Griffith

Carolyn Grizzelle

Hurst E. Hagler

Sharron Hagler

James David “Dave” Harp III

Ludie Eva Harris

Russell Josiah "Joe" Harris

Carl Hartley

Peggy Hayes

John Sidney Herren

Nira Ivada Hite

Darlene Hodges

Melba Jean Holloway

Corine Akridge Holmes

Arnie Howell

Len B. Hughes

Pearl Hughes

Vera Ellouise Hunter

Norma McGhen Hutto

Imo Jean Wheeler Jackson

Janie Lee Jackson

Beatrice Dutton Jacobs

Billy Lewis Jent

Kristen Jo Jones

Michael Odell Jones Jr.

James T. Lee

Enoch Logan, Jr.

Ida Kay Lynn

John J. Madison

Sybil Malone

Dan L. Matthews

Vistus Francis Fowler May

Mildred McCary

Elizabeth Boyd McGee

James Edward McGuff

Bonnie McGinnis

Sidney Moulton

Robert Allen Mueller

Mary Taylor-Nece

Dortha Jean Nichols

Joseph Allen Nichols

Trudie Nichols

Doris Massey Parker

Louann Parrish

Ruby Peacock

Glen Edwin Phillips

Elton Porter

Samantha Hobson Ray

Charles Thomas Redmon

Mendie Lou Wylie Reed

Nathan Glenn Robinson

Conner Nicholas Sexton

Ward Allen Sims, Sr

Jackie Zane Smelley

Ruben Smith

Blue & Nancy Stover

Wayland Bacle Whiteside

Kathrine “Kathy” (Sherrod) Wilburn

Rodney Willoughby

Dorothy Pearl Gann Wilson


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