January 4, 2010
SULLIGENT, Ala. — Collie Benford Stanford, 88, died Jan. 1, 2010, at his residence. Services are Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Sulligent First Freewill Baptist Church with Bro. Thomas M. Scott officiating. The body will be at the church at 1 p.m. Burial will follow in Beaverton City Cemetery. Visitation is today from 6-9 p.m. at the church. Norwood Funeral Homes is in charge of arrangements. Mr. Stanford was born Feb. 3, 1921, in Lamar County, Ala., to the late William Edward and Dessie Jane Noe Stanford. He worked for L. G. Boyett and Sons, Lamar County Commission, District two as a road hand and the Lamar County Commissioner for District Two. He was a member of the First Freewill Baptist church. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Lawerence, Robert, Raymond, Cager, Coy, William Jack, Lecil and Walt; sisters, Florence Johnson, Julie Morrow, Maggie Finch, Viola Lucas, Ruby Gray White, Violet Ray Stanford and a infant son. He is survived by his wife, Cora Lee Minor Stanford, of Sulligent; daughters, Loretta King, of Sulligent and Juanita Barton Walker, of Moody, Ala.; sister, Freddie Mae Eastman Robinson, of Columbus and three grandchildren.