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Arlice Stanford

Birmingham, Alabama

1930 - 2020

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Arlice Oneal Stanford born Sept. 14, 1930 passed away Jan. 13, 2020. He was preceded in death by his wife of 51 years, Mary Grace Stanford; son, David Oneal Stanford; granddaughter, Summer Dawn Stanford; grandson, Rodney Lane Lyford; and beloved brother and best friend, Calvin "Mack" Stanford. He is survived by his sister, Iva Sue Smith; his children, Cindy (Billy) Gray, Nola Stewart, Terry Johnson, Patty (Jim) Mosier, Barbara (Claridge) Jones, Tommie Sue (Billy) Hill, Eddie (Jan) Godsey, Joe Godsey, and Donna (Harry) Self. He was a Veteran of the United States Navy and served from 1947 to 1951 with an Honorable Discharge. He was a long-time member of the Masonic Lodge in Pleasant Grove, AL and a member of Bethel Baptist Church in Pleasant Grove as well. He was fun-loving, loved his extended family of twenty grandchildren, and numerous great-grandchildren. He will sorely be missed. Special thanks to his family and friends that were with him to the end; Nola Stewart, Rebecca Godsey, JoAnn Bender, Carl Gross, and Marian Henderson. A visitation will be held on Thursday, January 16, 2020 form 5:30pm to 6:00pm at Bethel Baptist Church in Pleasant Grove, AL. The funeral service will begin at 6:00pm in the church sanctuary.

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Dear Stanford Family,
My heart was so heavy when I heard of our sweet Arlice...but then I thought he is talking and singing to Jesus. He always told me, that he couldn't wait to get to heaven and sing in that heavenly choir. "That he was going to sing Louder than anyone there." There is no doubt that he is praising God as loud as he can. He is also with his sweetheart Grace, who he was so blessed to have as his precious wife. I will be forever grateful that I got to...