Buddie R. Stanford: March 31, 2019

Published 12:35 pm Monday, April 1, 2019

AMERICUS — Buddie Ray Stanford, 73, of Americus died Sunday, March 31, 2019, at Phoebe Sumter Medical Center. A native of Ranburne, Ala., he was born Nov. 30, 1945, to the late D. Mancil Stanford and Frances White Stanford. He worked as a construction superintendent and was an avid hunter and fisherman.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m., Wednesday, April 3, 2019, at Drayton United Methodist Church. The Rev Hall Grimmit and the Rev. Mary Ann Braswell will officiate.

Survivors include his wife, Julia Grant Stanford of Americus; daughter and son-in-law, Amanda and Josh Griggs of Vienna; two sons and one daughter-in-law: Marcus Stanford of Rock Hill, S.C. and Adam and Angelia Deriso of Americus; one sister, Lula Mae Baughtman of Villa Rica; one brother and sister-in-law, Jerry and Sara Stanford of LaGrange; two brothers-in-law: David Grant, and Tharpe and Tina Grant, all of Andersonville. Also surviving are three grandchildren: Alexander Deriso, Annalynn Griggs, and Leah Griggs.

The family suggests memorial contributions be made to: The American Kidney Fund, 11921 Rockville Pike, Suite 300, Rockville MD 20852 or to The Sumter Humane Society, 108 Industrial Blvd, Americus GA 31719.

You may sign the online guestbook at www.greghancockfuneralchapel.com.

Greg Hancock Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.