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Rayford C. Wakefield

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Rayford C. Wakefield, 72, of Alamogordo passed away, Wednesday, November 25, 2009, at his home.
He was born Nov. 2, 1927 in Stuggleville, Okla. to Amos C. and Nova (Jones) Wakefield.
He retired from the El Paso Sheriffs Department in 2000. He enjoyed construction work and the mountains and he loved the Lord.
He is survived by his wife, Leta (Burnette) Wakefield of the family home; two sons, Scott Wakefield and wife Jean of El Paso, Texas, and Richard Wakefield and wife Grace of Alamogordo; a daughter, Teresa Sheffield and husband, Chris of Miami, Fla.; four grandchildren, Stephen and Marisa Wakefield of El Paso and Gabriel and Ruth Wakefield of Alamogordo; three sisters, Helen Erwin of Tulsa, Okla., Bonnie Palmer of Moore, Okla. and Wanda Maples of Jennings, Okla. and father to many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers, Ernest, Arthur and J.W. Wakefield.
Memorial services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 29, 2009, in the Alamogordo Funeral Home Chapel with Chuck Moon officiating.
Should friends desire, contributions may be made to Alamogordo Home Care/Hospice; P.O. Drawer 29; Alamogordo, NM 88311.
The Wakefield family has entrusted their loved one to the care of Alamogordo Funeral Home to direct the arrangements. Cremation will take place locally at PCS.
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Published in Alamogordo Daily News from Nov. 30 to Dec. 14, 2009
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