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Edward O. Sanford

Posted By Hall-Wynne On June 6, 2014 @ 12:00 am In Durham,Obituaries | No Comments

Edward O. Sanford, 89, of Bahama, died Friday, June 6, 2014 at Duke Regional Hospital. Born December 4, 1924 to the late Marion Polk Sanford and Lucy Oliver Sanford. Ed retired from Duke Power after 31 years of service. He was a member of Mt. Bethel United Methodist Church, the Bahama Ruritan Club, Knap of Reeds Masonic Lodge where he was a 32nd Degree Mason. Ed was also a founding member of the Bahama Fire Department. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Shirley B. Sanford, and a son-in-law, Michael E. Harris.

Surviving are: a son, Charles M. Sanford and wife, Nancy of Bahama; a daughter, Debra S. Harris of Durham; a sister Louise Beasley of Durham; grandchildren, Dan Sanford and wife, Cassidy, Jamie Craig and husband, Brian, Lauren Farlow and husband, Jeremy and Mary Harris; great-grandchildren, Oliver and Charlie Sanford; a niece, Kathy Burger and a nephew, Alan Beasley.

Graveside services will be held 3 p.m. Sunday at Mt. Bethel Church Cemetery in Bahama. Rev. Bob Bergland will officiate. The family will receive friends following the service in the fellowship hall of Mt. Bethel UM Church. In lieu of flowers, donations in Ed’s memory may be made to Mt. Bethel United Methodist Church, PO Box 27, Bahama. Arrangements are entrusted to Hall-Wynne Funeral Service, Durham. Online condolences at www.hallwynne.com.

Condolences for the family of “Edward O. Sanford”

Condolence from MILLARD THACKER on June 6th, 2014 12:00 am

Our thoughts and sympathy goes to the Ed Sanford Family. Ed was a committed and dedicated fellow Ruritan and a strong member of the Bahama community. He will be missed by so many friends.


Condolence from Dot A. Godsey on June 6th, 2014 12:00 am

Debbie and Charles I am so sorry for the loss of your Dad. I have often thought about Mr. Sanford. I can still hear his laugh. Rest knowing that he is in God’s hands and with Ms. Shirley. My prayers go out to everyone. Your Mom and Dad were both wonderful. I will miss them both

Condolence from Dale & Richard Ackerman on June 7th, 2014 12:00 am

Richard and I love Ed and Shirley Sanford and we miss them both. They have always been good friends to us over the years. We send our condolences to the family. We are very sorry for your loss

Condolence from Tiney Watson on June 7th, 2014 12:00 am

My thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of sorrow. He will be missed by many. Have known him and your mom forever…….

Condolence from Wayne Mangum on June 7th, 2014 12:00 am

Charles and Debbie, my thoughts and sympathy goes to all your family. When i joined the Bahama Fire Dept. in 1967, Ed was the Captain that trained me. There couldn’t have been anyone better. I am proud to call him a friend through all these years.

Condolence from Steve & Cathy on June 7th, 2014 12:00 am

May you all have God’s peace. He & Shirley raised two fine people who also raised four fine young people.

Condolence from Robby Thornton on June 8th, 2014 12:00 am

Charles and Debbie and your families are in my prayers it’s been a few suns and moons but I think of all my big family in Bahama take care to you both

Condolence from Paula Tilley on June 9th, 2014 12:00 am

Our deepest sympathy and extra prayers for strength and peace.
Paula & Allen Tilley

Condolence from Teresa Ennis Donovan on June 9th, 2014 12:00 am

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time of loss. My parents, Lee and Bobbie Ennis, were friends of your family many years ago. My family stayed at the Sanford cottage in Atlantic Beach many times.

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