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Janell Shofner Samford, 81, of Center, passed away Thursday, March 10, 2011 at Nacogdoches Medical Center.

Graveside Service will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday, March 12, 2011 at Oaklawn Memorial Park with Bro. Joel McMahon officiating. Visitation will be Friday, March 11, 2011 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born September 14, 1929 in Shelby County to Marvin and Zella (Litton) Shofner. Mrs. Samford received a master’s degree from Stephen F. Austin State University in education. She retired after 31 years as a Home Economics teacher where she taught in the Bronson and Nederland school districts. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, BETA SIGMA PHI and a life member of the Order of Eastern Star. She was a wonderful, loving, wife, daughter, mother, grandmother and friend.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, Marvin & Zella (Litton) Shofner, Sister, Lamerle Fleming, Brother-in-law & Sister-in-law, Clarence Ford & Ann Samford, Father-in-law & Mother-in-law, Clarence & Polly Ford Samford and Niece, Toni Alford.

She is survived by: Husband of 62 years: William Lee Samford of Center
Daughter & Son-in-law: Barbara & Jerry Pinkston of Center

Grandsons: Ryan Pinkston & Fiancé, Kristen Cox of Center, Jordan Pinkston of Center

Brothers:
Prentice Shofner & wife, Jenell of Center
Jarrell Shofner & wife, Tommie of Jasper
Darrell Shofner of Shelbyville

Nieces & Nephews:
Prentice Shofner, Jr., Penny Todd, Mary Simms, John Shofner,
Jennie Holt, Glenn Shofner, Billy Shofner, Johnny Shofner, Jeb Shofner,
Nathan Shofner, Jerry Fleming and C.A. Samford

Brothers-in-law & Sister-in-law:
Ben & Bette Samford
Hugh Fleming

Pallbearers:
John Shofner, Johnny Shofner, Jeb Shofner,
Benny Holt, C.A. Samford, Chase Todd and Nathan Shofner
Honorary Pallbearers:
Prentice Shofner, Jr., Glenn Shofner,
Billy Shofner and Jerry Fleming

You may sign the online registry book at www.mangumfuneralhome.com
Services are under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home Center, Texas

reprinted with permission SHELBY COUNTY TODAY     submitted by Dennis Gurley



 SHELBY COUNTY TODAY - 12/18/2010

Janet Denice Samford Glover , 59 of the Woodlands, passed away Saturday, December the 18, 2010 in the Woodlands. She was born August 24, 1951 in Houston to Mafitte Oswell Samford and Helen Jame Jones Samford. She was a member of the Woodlands Oaks Church of Christ. Memorial donations can be made to the Smith Cemetery fund in care of Ellen Manning 4430 State Highway 7 East, Center , Texas 75935 . Pallbearers are Brandon Lee, Sean Herrin, Alan Ray, Matt Jones, David Jones and Bobby Formean.

Visitation will be held from 1pm to service time on Sunday, December the 19, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home with Bro. Tim Perkins officiating. Interment will follow at Smith Cemetery in Shelby County .

She is survived by: Son, Jerry Glover of Houston , TX
Parents, Oswell and Helen Jones Samford of Center
Brother, Kenny Adamek of the Woodlands
Anumber of Aunts, Uncles, Cousins and a Host of Friends

She was preceded in death by Son, Randy Glover

Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com

THIS IS DAUGHTER OF MAFITTE OSWELL/OSWELL M. SAMFORD, S/O MAFITTE ULION SAMFORD, S/O ELKANAH SAMFORD AND NANNIE E. PERRY. submitted by Dennis Gurley

 


Loyce Loraine Samford

submitted by Dennis Gurley

A funeral service for Loyce Collum Samford, 90, will held Thursday, August 26, at 10:30 a.m. at Cason Monk-Metcalf Sunset Chapel in Nacogdoches, Texas, with Rev. Meredith Wende and Rev. Bill Parsons officiating. Interment will be at Sunset Memorial Park. Gran-Gran, as she was known by many, passed away on Sunday, August 22, surrounded by family. Her legacy of unconditional love will live on through her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. She found comfort in Isaiah 46:4, "I will be your God throughout your lifetime-until your hair is white with age. I made you, and I will care for you. I will carry you along and save you." Mrs. Samford is survived by daughters and sons-in-law, Gay and Charles Oren of Murphy, Sheila and Allen Smith of Nacogdoches, and son and daughter-in-law, Joe Van and Linda Samford of Highland Village. She is also survived by 8 grandchildren, her brother-in-law, Morris Samford of Carthage, and a host of nieces and nephews. Mrs. Samford was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Van P. Samford. Visitation will Wednesday, August 25, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Directors. Mrs. Samford's son, sons-in-law, grandsons, and great-grandsons will serve as pallbearers. The family especially thanks Dr. Richard Baker and staff, Memorial Hospital, Crown Home Health Services, and the Arbor Family and staff. Special gratitude is extended to our loving caregivers: LaTasha, Vicki C., Lawanna, Gladys, Jerri Ann, Ashley,...

A funeral service for Loyce Collum Samford, 90, will held Thursday, August 26, at 10:30 a.m. at Cason Monk-Metcalf Sunset Chapel in Nacogdoches, Texas, with Rev. Meredith Wende and Rev. Bill Parsons officiating. Interment will be at Sunset Memorial Park.

Gran-Gran, as she was known by many, passed away on Sunday, August 22, surrounded by family. Her legacy of unconditional love will live on through her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. She found comfort in Isaiah 46:4, "I will be your God throughout your lifetime-until your hair is white with age. I made you, and I will care for you. I will carry you along and save you."

Mrs. Samford is survived by daughters and sons-in-law, Gay and Charles Oren of Murphy, Sheila and Allen Smith of Nacogdoches, and son and daughter-in-law, Joe Van and Linda Samford of Highland Village. She is also survived by 8 grandchildren, her brother-in-law, Morris Samford of Carthage, and a host of nieces and nephews. Mrs. Samford was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Van P. Samford.

Visitation will Wednesday, August 25, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Directors. Mrs. Samford's son, sons-in-law, grandsons, and great-grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

The family especially thanks Dr. Richard Baker and staff, Memorial Hospital, Crown Home Health Services, and the Arbor Family and staff. Special gratitude is extended to our loving caregivers: LaTasha, Vicki C., Lawanna, Gladys, Jerri Ann, Ashley, Linda, and Vicki B.

Memorials may be made to the Van and Loyce Samford Scholarship at SFASU Alumni Association, Box 6096 SFASU, Nacogdoches, TX 75962.

"While we live, we live to please the Lord. And when we die, we go to be with the Lord. So, in life and in death, we belong to the Lord." Romans 14:8.

Online condolences accepted at www.casonmonk-metcalf.com.

Arrangements under the direction of Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Directors, Nacogdoches, Texas.  Click here for picture.   

(THIS IS WIFE OF VAN PERSHING SAMFORD, S/O WILLIAM ARCHIE TURBEVILLE SAMFORD).submitted by Dennis Gurley


  

 


 

  

 

 Eunice Sanford  
BELDEN – Eunice Faye Flanagan Sanford, 82, died Aug. 12, 2010, at Specialty Hospital in Meridian. She was born to John Wesley Flanagan and Lilly Pearl Williams on April 10, 1928. She had given her life over to the Lord as a young mother at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church under Bro. Bilbo Lively and was baptized in the old pond close to the church. She moved to Aurora, Ill. in the 1950’s in search of a job as many in this area did at that time. She worked at Simpson Electric and later was employed by Western Electric which changed their name to AT&T. She stayed there until her retirement.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Tutor Memorial Funeral Home with Bro. Tootie Ward officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Union County. Tutor Memorial Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include her son Donald and his wife, Marie; her two sisters, Jewel Montgomery of Hamilton, Ala. and Leazell Cassiday of Pontotoc; two brothers, Douglas Flanagan and Billy Flanagan of Brighton, Tenn.; eight grandchildren, Donna Sanford of New Albany, Tara Loza of Aurora, Ill., Tracey Sanford of Mobile, Ala., Aimee Young of El Paso, Texas, Dawn Patricia Johnson of Baldwyn, Jeffrey Sanford of Baldwyn, Susan Sanford of North Carolina and Kalin Sanford of Endville; and 18 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by three sons, Charles Raymond Sanford “Jamup,” Casey Raymond Sanford, Jerry Wayne Sanford; one daughter, Judy Lynn Sanford; two great-grandsons; five brothers, Charlie Flanagan, Clayborn Flanagan, John Flanagan, Bob Flanagan and Robert Flanagan; and one sister, “Coot” Gwen Morris.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday and from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
THIS IS WIFE OF CASEY RAYMOND SANFORD, SR., S/O SAMUEL KITCHEN SANFORD, S/O LEWIS/LOUIS GREENBERRY SANFORD.  submitted by Dennis Gurley

Read more: NEMS360.com - Obituaries August 15 2010
 

THIS IS SON OF JAMES HART SANFORD, S/O ROBERT ELGAN/ELGIN SANFORD, S/O JESSE SANFORD, S/O ASA L. SANFORD AND MARTHA ANN JEAN.  submitted by Dennis Gurley


 

SHELBY COUNTY TODAY - 01/14/2011 -

Gladys Sanford, 84, of Center, passed away Friday, January 14, 2011 at Holiday Nursing Home.

Services will be 10:00 a.m. Monday, January 17, 2011 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Larry Byrd officiating. Burial will follow at Borders Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday, January 16, 2011 from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home. 

She was born May 11, 1926 to Oscar and Clara Mae (Ketchum) Davidson. She was a member of Neuville Baptist Church. 

She is preceded in death by her Parents, Oscar and Clara Davidson, Daughter, Marion Jean Burnett and Son-in-law, Dean New. 

She is survived by: Husband:John Paul Sanford of Center
3 Daughters: Pauletta Mires of Center, Cheryl New of Center, Linda Shisler of Center
8 Grandchildren: Steven, Tony, Sonia, Clifford, Ronnie, P.J., Jason and Wesley
17 Great Grandchildren: Jennifer, Jordan, Tyler, Angelica, Caleb, Brittney, Dillon, Kenise, Allison, Kannon, Daniel, Leah, Mallory, Dakota, Ashley, Alexis & Jonathan
2 Great Great Grandchildren: Chase & Adrian
3 Brothers: Carroll Davidson & wife, Florene of Nacogdoches, Billy Ray Davidson & wife, Bessie of Arkansas, Sonny Davidson & wife, Joreta of Arkansas
2 Sisters: Joyce Cooper & husband, Howard of Porter, Pansey McIntyre & husband, Jessie of Washington
Numerous Nieces, Nephews, Cousins & Friends
Pallbearers: Steven Killen, Tony Killen, Ronnie Killen, Jordan Shisler, Michael Larsen and Kevin Larsen
 

You may sign the online registry book at www.mangumfuneralhome.com
Services are under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home Center, Texas
THIS IS WIFE OF JOHN PAUL SANFORD, S/O JOHN HENRY SANFORD, S/O RUFUS ALEXANDER SANFORD. 
submitted by Dennis Gurley


 03/03/2011  

reprinted with permission SHELBY COUNTY TODAY    

                                                                                                                                 

John Paul Sanford, 89, of Center, passed away Thursday, March 03, 2011 at Holiday Nursing Home.

Services will be 2:00 p.m. Sunday, March 6, 2011 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Larry Byrd officiating. Burial will follow Borders Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday, March 5, 2011 from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born January 4, 1922 in Shelby County to John Henry and Viola May (Borders) Sanford. He was a member of the Neuville Baptist Church where he served as a deacon. He served in the US Marines.

He is preceded in death by his Parents, John Henry and Viola May (Borders) Sanford, Wife, Gladys Sanford, Daughter, Marion Jean Burnett and Son-in-law, Dean New, 13 Brothers and Sisters, Rufus Sanford, Ervin Sanford, Worthy Vernon Sanford, Edith, Arlon Otis Sanford, John Boyd (Jake) Sanford, Mertice Odell, Loniel Clayton Sanford, Aidron Henry Sanford, Brealon Allen Sanford, William Frank Sanford, Elroy Sanford and Ray Sanford.

He is survived by:
3 Daughters: Pauletta Mires of Center, Cheryl New of Center, Linda Shisler of Center

8 Grandchildren: Steven, Tony, Sonia, Clifford, Ronnie, P.J., Jason and Wesley

17 Great Grandchildren: Jennifer, Jordan, Tyler, Angelica, Caleb, Brittney, Dillon, Kenise, Allison, Kannon, Daniel, Leah, Mallory, Dakota, Ashley, Alexis & Jonathan

2 Great Great Grandchildren:Chase & Adrian

Numerous Nieces, Nephews, Cousins & Friends

Pallbearers: Steven Killen, Tony Killen, Ronnie Mires, Jordan Shisler, Daniel Woodhatch and Jason Shisler

You may sign the online registry book at www.mangumfuneralhome.com
Services are under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home Center, Texas
 

THIS IS SON OF JOHN HENRY SANFORD, S/O RUFUS ALEXANDER SANFORD.  submitted by Dennis Gurley


Norman Ray Sanford 81, of Oakman died Saturday, Oct. 9, 2010 at his residence. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Monday, Oct. 11 in Kilgore Green Funeral Home Chapel with a burial at Midway Church of Christ Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday, Oct. 10, at 6 p.m. in Kilgore Green Funeral Home. Mark Howell and Joe Spivey will officiate. Kilgore Green Funeral home will direct.

Sanford is survived by his wife of 57 years, Shirley Odom Sanford of Oakman; children, Danette Blanton and husband Tim of Oakman; Tony Sanford and wife Donna of Parrish; Renee Huffstutler and husband Ray of Jasper; Tim Sanford and wife Lori of Jasper; grandchildren, Amber and Ric Gilliland; Justin and Allee Huffstutler; Joshua Sanford; Britney and Ryan Mullinax; Tonya Watson; Ryan Sanford; Cameron and Walker Woods; Keri Blanton; Katie Sanford; Serena Sanford; and Lori Beth Sanford; great grandchildren, Carson and Kiefer Gilliland; Colden and Caelynn Huffstutler; Jazlin, Daxon and Laken Mullinax; Alyssa Watson and great grandson to be Koah Woods.

Kilgore Green Funeral Home, Jasper; 205-384-5533

THIS IS SON OF TROY RICHARD SANFORD, S/O EDWARD JEFFERSON SANFORD.submitted by Dennis Gurley



Pat Norris Sanford
NORTHPORT AL---- Pat Norris Sanford, age 59, of Northport, died March 25, 2011, at UAB. Services will be 1 p.m. Monday at Sunset Funeral Home with Frank Jones and Rod Poovey officiating. Burial will follow at Memory Hill Gardens with Sunset Funeral Home, a Dignity Memorial Provider, directing. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.

She was preceded in death by her father, Stanley Norris, and her brother, Michael Norris.

Survivors include her husband, Donald Sanford of Northport, Ala.; her daughter, Lila Katherine Sanford of Tuscaloosa, Ala.; her sisters, Anne Smith (Donnie) of Tuscaloosa, Ala., and Sandra Kizziah of Cottondale, Ala.; and her mother, Beth Norris of Northport, Ala.

Pat was a graduate of Tuscaloosa County High School and the University of Alabama. She was an administrative coordinator of North Harbor at DCH Regional Medical Center and a longtime employee of Pine Valley Retirement Community. She served on the board of directors of Indian Rivers. She was president of NAMI and a member of Calvary Baptist Church.

Pallbearers will be Jeremy Perry, Donnie Smith, Joey Kizziah, Eric
Kizziah, Jonathan Kizziah, and David Smelley.

Honorary pallbearers are employees of North Harbor, employees and
residents of Pine Valley Retirement Community, Becky Doughty, Mary Alice Blanton, Sue Phillips, Sandra Baker, Dr. Sanjay Singh, members and friends of NAMI, Calvary Baptist Church, and Brenda Lawson.
Condolences may be offered at www.sunsetbrown-funeral.com.
Published in Tuscaloosa News on March 27, 2011                                                 

THIS IS PATRICIA LYNNE NORRIS SANFORD WIFE OF DONALD WAYNE SANFORD, S/O FLOYD ARLIE "TIP" SANFORD AND RUTH LEE PRICE. submitted by Dennis Gurley

 


 

 TOMMY LEWAYNE SANFORD

SANFORD, TOMMY LEWAYNE age 60, of Oneonta, AL, passed away on November 12, 2010. Mr. Sanford was the former co-owner of Allstate Glass Co. He was preceded in death by his parents, James Hart and Addie Mae Scott Sanford; and by sister, Myra Bailey. Survivors include Mr. Sanford's wife, Bonnie Sanford, of Armstead; Sons, James L. Sanford (Margie), of Pell City, and Scot Sanford, of Armstead; Grandsons, James Dylan and Andrew Hart Sanford; Aunts, Joyce Weeks, of Hillview, & Faye Butcher, of Alabaster; Uncle, Doyle Sanford (Eunice), of Hillview; as well as a host of nieces, nephews and cousins. A private memorial service will be held later by the family. The family will receive friends at Lemley Funeral Home on Sunday, November 14, 2010 from 2:00PM until 5:00PM. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Blount Co. Animal Shelter - P.O. Box 310, Locust Fork, AL 35097. Lemley Funeral Home & Crematory in charge of all arrangements. (205) 274-2323.

Published in The Birmingham News on November 14, 2010  submitted by Dennis Gurley


 

Tracy Lynn Sanford Kilgore

submitted by Dennis Gurley

NORTHPORT Tracy Lynn Kilgore, age 40, of Northport, died July 16, 2010, at home. Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 21, 2010, in Bethany Baptist Church Cemetery in Coker with Rev. Donald Springer officiating and Sunset Funeral Home, a Dignity Memorial Provider, directing. Visitation will be today from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home.

She was preceded in death by her grandfather, Derrill Smith; grandmother, Wynell Sanford; and uncle, DeWayne Sanford.

She is survived by her son, Craig Sanford (Michelle) and soon to be granddaughter Blakely Lynn; daughters, Darian Seaman and Dakota Kilgore; mother, Terrie Smith Mims; father, Perry Sanford; grandmother, Lucille Smith; and aunts, uncles and cousins.

Tracy was a good daughter and mother who would have been a wonderful grandmother to Blakely. We will miss her so very much.

Pallbearers will be Craig Sanford, Tyler Hubbard, Kenneth Smith, Garett Hubbard, Wesley Hubbard and Will Smith.

Honorary pallbearers are owners and all employees of Union Furniture, Billy Kilgore and Scott Seaman, special friend Melissa Pearman, very special Aunt Janice Hubbard, who was a second mother to her and whom Tracy loved so much, and Rhonda Seaman Lowery, her only sister whom she was really close to.

Condolences may be offered at www.sunsetbrown-funeral.com.

Published in Tuscaloosa News on July 20, 2010


 

 

 

 

 

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