He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Cora Lee Minor Stanford of Sulligent, AL.; 2 daughters, Loretta King, Sulligent, AL., and Juanita Barton Walker and her husband Terry of Moody, AL.; 1 sister, Freddie Mae Eastman Robinson, Columbus, MS.; 3 grandchildren, John Rodney Sizemore and his wife Cheryl of Sulligent, AL., Jason Bradley Barton of Pelham, AL., and Jared Brandon Barton of Leeds, AL.; and a host of nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William Edward and Dessie Jane Noe Stanford; 8 brothers, Lawrence, Robert, Raymond, Cager, Coy, William Jack, Lecil and Walt Stanford; 6 Sisters: Florence Johnson, Julie Morrow, Maggie Finch, Viola Lucas, Ruby Gray White, Violet Ray Stanford and a infant Son.

Norwood Funeral Homes, Inc. of Sulligent, Alabama directing.

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January 1, 2010

Mr. Collie Benford Stanford

     Collie Benford Stanford, age 88, of Sulligent, Alabama, passed away Friday, January 1, 2010 at his residence.

Visitation, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m., Monday, January 4, 2010, Sulligent First Free Will Baptist Church. Funeral service, 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 5, 2010, Sulligent First Free Will Baptist Church. Burial in the Beaverton Cemetery

Mr. Stanford was born February 3, 1921 in Lamar County, Alabama to the late William Edward and Dessie Jane Noe Stanford. He had worked for L.G. Boyett and Sons for 23 years as a mechanic, and then with the Lamar County Commission, District 2 as a road hand until he was elected and served 16 years as the Lamar County Commissioner for District 2. Mr. Stanford was a member of the First Free Will Baptist Church in Sulligent, Alabama and a life long resident of the Pine Springs Community.

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