Dr. L.G. Sanford

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Funeral service for Dr. L.G. Sanford, 85, will be Monday, November 30, 2015, at 1 p.m. at the K.L. Brown Funeral Home and Cremation Center Chapel with Dr. Fred Taylor officiating. Burial will be in Jacksonville City Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home this evening from 6 - 8 p.m. Dr. Sanford passed away on Tuesday, November 24, 2015, at Piedmont Health Care. Dr. Sanford is survived by his daughter, Nancy Sanford Reid and her husband, Bill, of Jacksonville; his son, Dr. David Wayne Sanford and his wife, Taryn, of Miramar, Fla.; six grandchildren, Amy, Anna and Abigail Sanford, Marley and Peyton McEachern and Sara Bailey Fahy and many nieces and nephews. Pallbearers will be family members and friends. Dr. Sanford was a member of the First Baptist Church in Jacksonville. He served in the United States Army during the Korean War. Dr. Sanford received his Undergraduate Degree from Florence State Teacher's College (now University of North Alabama) and his Masters Degree and Ph.D. in Biology from Auburn University. He taught at several area high schools and Auburn University before accepting a position in the Biology Department at Jacksonville State University in 1965, where he obtained the rank of Full Professor and taught there until his retirement in 1998. During Dr. Sanford's tenure he served as the University's Liaison with the Marine Sciences Program at Dauphin Island Sea Lab. After his retirement he was awarded Professor Emeritus. Dr. Sanford was preceded in death by his wife, Marilyn Virginia Sanford; his parents, Louis Green Sanford and Velva Odom Sanford; his brothers, Merle Wayne Sanford, Jesse Lloyd Sanford and Harold Strickland. In lieu of flowers the family has asked that donations be made to the Jacksonville High School Science Department, 1000 George Douthit Drive, SW, Jacksonville, AL 36265. Online condolences to the family at www.klbrownfuneralhome.com. K.L. Brown Funeral Home & Cremation Center 322 Nisbet St., N.W. Jacksonville, AL 36265 256-435-7042
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K.L. Brown Funeral Home and Crematory
322 Nisbet Street NW
Jacksonville, AL 36265
(256) 435-7042
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Published in The Anniston Star on Nov. 29, 2015
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