Burma Standford, 86, of Towanda, passed away peacefully on Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013. Burma was born Sept. 21, 1927, to George and Zera (Whittaker) Stanford in Saltillo, Miss. He was married to Elsie Barnett on Oct. 18, 1947, and she preceded him in death on June 30, 1977. He retired from Blue Bell Manufacturing in Industrial Maintenance. After retirement he had his own yard maintenance business. He enjoyed fishing and loved working in his garden. Burma was married to Evelyn Smith on July 8, 1980, in Tupelo, Miss. His survivors include his spouse, Evelyn Stanford of Towanda; daughter, Carolyn "Sue" Thomas of Towanda; grandchildren, Cindy (Dyke) Hicks of Corpus Christi, Texas, Melissa (Jeramy) Behrens of Towanda; step-grandson, James Scruggs of Jackson, Miss.; great-grandchildren, Ashton Thomas, Chad, Brett and Breeanna Courtney; and three step-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by is parents; first wife; nine siblings; step-grandson Lemuel Scruggs. No visitation. Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday in the Dunsford Funeral Home Chapel. An additional funeral service and interment will take place at Peques Funeral Home in Saltillo, Mississippi later in the week.
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