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Bernice Tanner Sanford, 85, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Sep. 15, 2017, at the Chan Stanley Memorial Chapel with burial to follow at West View Cemetery in Milledgeville. The Rev. Paul Brown, the Rev. Billy Glosson and the Rev. Steve Helmly will officiate.
The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017.
Bernice Sanford was born in Oconee and lived there through the ninth grade. She and her family then moved to Toomsboro where she played as Toomsboro High School team captain in basketball and where she subsequently graduated. The first part of her career, she was a hairdresser and owned her own beauty shop for over 25 years in Milledgeville and Toomsboro. Later, she became a restaurant entrepreneur, first at Swampland in Toomsboro and then at Brown's Restaurant in Dublin, where she worked until retirement after 20 years. She was a member of First Christian Church in Toomsboro and also served as a deacon at First Christian Church in Dublin and she most recently was a member at First Independent Methodist in Dublin.
Survivors include three children, Angela Cribb (Robert) of Atlanta, Kerry Sanford (Sandra), and Ginger Register (Dennis) of Rentz; a sister, Sadie Montgomery of McIntyre; four grandchildren, Ryan and Erin Cribb, Eric (Becky) Harris and Paige Harris; three step grandchildren, Jeff (Tamara) Allen, Scott (Lea) Allen and Kirk (Megan) Allen; two great grandchildren, Haydn and Maddox Harris, and five step great grandchildren, Alyssa Register, Makayla Register, Brooke Allen, Breanna Allen and Walker Allen.
Friends who prefer to make a monetary contribution, in lieu of flowers, are suggested to provide to Integrity Hospice, 1101 Hillcrest Parkway, Suite B, Dublin, Ga. 31021 or Serenity Hospice, 520 Hillcrest Parkway, Dublin, Ga. 31021.
Pallbearers will be Rodney Strickland, Glen Shivers, Herman Hall Jr., Chris Harris, John Myers and John Robinson.
Stanley Funeral Home and Crematory/Dublin Chapel has charge of funeral arrangements. To sign the online register book please visit www.stanleyfuneralhome.com or call the 24-Hour Obituary Line at 478- 272-0106 to hear the latest updates.
Published on September 13, 2017
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