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Mr. Eugene Edward Sanford, 75, of Cisco, departed this life Tuesday, May 2, 2017, at the local hospital. Eugene was born Nov. 1, 1941, in Ellijay, a son of the late Grady and Frankie Mae Sanford. He was also preceded in death by his sister, Rachel Sanford, and stepdaughter, Brenda Pilcher.
He is survived by his wife, Ruby Lois Sanford of the residence; son and daughter-in-law, Anthony Eugene and Darlene Sanford of Chatsworth; daughter and son-in-law, Anette and Shawn Thornton of Chatsworth; stepchildren, Trammell Pilcher Jr. and Linda Pilcher, Janita Pilcher and Terry Langford of Dalton; brothers and sisters-in-law, David and Geraldine Sanford of Calhoun, Danny and Tammy Sanford, and Wayne and Linda Sanford of Chatsworth; 14 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.
Service to celebrate the life of Mr. Eugene Sanford will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. from Ponders Melrose Chapel with the Rev. Brian Ergle officiating. Interment will follow in the Fairy Valley Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Saturday.
Arrangements by locally owned and operated Ponders Melrose Chapel, 138 Melrose Drive, Dalton; (706) 226-4002.
Published on May 2, 2017
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