Billie D. Sanford

Billie D. Stanford, 92, of McGehee, passed away on March 11, 2018.

She was a past member of Amaranth, Order of Eastern Star, the McGehee Riding Club, the McGehee Bowling Club and a member of First Baptist Church of McGehee. She was an avid gardener and loved to work in her yard.

Mrs. Sanford was born on November 18, 1925 in McGehee and was the daughter of the late Garland and Lucy Cherry Chennault.

Other than her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, William “Buddy” Stanford; grandson that she raised as her son, Bill Wilson Stanford; sisters, Lillian Tuller and Frankie Nichols.

Survivors include her daughters, June Stanford, currently of McGehee, and Cherry Babin of Monticello; sisters, Margaret Phillips of Ft. Hill and Pam Melton of Oklahoma; grandchildren, Alan Smith, John D. Smith and Lana Craig; six great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.

Visitation is Wednesday, March 14 at 9 a.m. at the First Baptist Church in McGehee. Funeral Services will follow at 10 a.m. at the church with Dr. Ed Balducci officiating. Burial will be at the McGehee Cemetery.