Myrtle Jones Sanford

Published 6:48 pm Tuesday, March 17, 2015


Myrtle Jones Sanford, 90, passed away Thursday, March 12, 2015 in Fayetteville, Ga.
The funeral service was held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 15, 2015 at First Presbyterian Church with Dr. Gerald A. Little officiating. Interment will be at Hillcrest Cemetery in Quincy, Fla.
The family received friends from 1 to 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 15, 2015 prior to the funeral service. Online visitors may sign the guest register at In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to First Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 7067, Bainbridge, GA 39818 or Gentiva Hospice, 432 East Shotwell Street, Bainbridge, GA 39819.
Mrs. Sanford was born July 14, 1924 in Leonia, FL, the daughter of Luther Jones and Vonie Mae Helms Jones. She worked as a bookkeeper for many years and was a member of First Presbyterian Church. Mrs. Sanford enjoyed reading, sewing, making jewelry and working crossword puzzles.
Survivors include her daughter, Raye Fletcher and her husband, John, of Hampton, Ga.; her siblings, Polly Whithead and her husband, Devon, of Aliquippa, Penn., Doris Bell and her husband, Jack, of Defuniak Springs, Fla.; her grandchildren, Christine Powell and her husband, Eddie, of Marysville, Calif., Nicki Henning and her husband, Jim, of Benicia, Calif., Trey Fletcher and his wife, Leanne, of Hampton, Ga., and Luke Fletcher of Hampton; her great-grandchildren, Samantha Vantress, Grace Vantress, Nathan Henning, and Greta Henning; and her sister-in-law, Grace Jones of Valdosta, Ga.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond C. Sanford, Jr; her daughter, Barbara “Babs” Elizabeth Sanford Thisius; and her brothers, Luther Jones, Ralph Jones and Frank Jones.
Ivey Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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