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Ray Sanford

Ray Sanford, 85, of Dawsonville, died Jan. 26, 2018.

Mr. Sanford was born Aug.  8, 1932 in Charlotte, N.C.  Living most of his life in Dawsonville, he was a member of Mill Creek Baptist Church. Ray was a simple man and loving father and grandfather.

His parents, Charles and Hattie Sanford, and wife, Liz Sanford, preceded him in death.

Survivors include his children, Judy and Phil Anderson of Dawsonville, Jenny and Scott Mason of Gainesville, Trish and Steve Samples of Cumming, Daniel Sanford of Hoschton, Gertie and Rory Puckett of Dawsonville, Stephen Sanford of Atlanta; numerous grandchildren; great-grandchildren; various other relatives also survive.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Jan. 29 in the Bearden Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Rodney Pilcher, Rev. Richard Rush and Rev. Gary English officiating.  Interment followed in Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery.

The family received friends at the funeral home 4 p.m. until 8 p.m.  Jan. 28.

Bearden Funeral Home of Dawsonville was in charge of the arrangements