Watford obit

Sanders Doyle Watford of Graceville, FL, passed away Tuesday, July 19, 2016. He was 86.

A private family service will be held Thursday, July 21, 2016, at Marvin Chapel Cemetery in Graceville with the Rev. Dr. Jerry Windsor and Rev. Tim Folds officiating. The family will receive friends at James & Lipford Funeral Home in Graceville from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday.

In lieu of flowers the family requests contributions in Doyle’s honor be made to the First Baptist Church of Graceville, P.O. Box, 565, Graceville, FL 32440; Campbellton-Graceville Hospital, 5429 College Drive, Graceville, FL; or Covenant Care, 4215 Kelson Ave., Suite E, Marianna, FL, 32446.

Mr. Watford was born Nov. 12, 1929, in Hartford, Alabama, to the late Sanders Harvey Watford and Ammie Annie Miller Watford. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps and U.S. Air Force, and was a veteran of the Korean Conflict.

Doyle was a loving and adoring husband, father and grandfather who will be profoundly missed. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Graceville, where he served as a deacon and Sunday School teacher for many years, and Bethlehem Lodge No. 276 of The Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of Free & Accepted Masons of Florida.

In addition to his parents and one infant brother, Doyle is preceded in death by brothers Glen, Radious, Wallace, Fred and Charles Watford, and sisters Elizabeth “Iboo” Watford Garner and Effie May Watford Hall.

Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Sara Helen Watford of Graceville; son David Watford, his wife, Laura, and their two sons, John David and Nathan, of Graceville; son Jack Watford and his wife Melissa of Lilburn, GA; sister-in-law Alice Faye Bush of Malone, FL; and several nieces and nephews and other extended family and friends.