Macon Sanford Sr.

Published 12:00 am Saturday, May 2, 2009

Macon Sanford, 85, passed away April 30, 2009 in Sentara Obici Hospital. Mr. Sanford was the son of Laura Barnacastle and George Edward Sanford, and is preceded in death by a daughter, Judy Sanford, brothers, Harold & Eddie Sanford, and a sister, Shirley Sanford. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Suffolk.
He is survived by his wife, Virginia; son, Ralph M. Sanford and wife, Janice, of Winston-Salem, N.C.; sisters, Marie Dodson, of Hollywood, Fla., and Doris White, of Warner Robbins, Ga.; seven grandchildren, Tim, Mark, Christopher, and Jennifer Sanford, Amy Birdsong, Suzanne Guinn, and Mary Sunderman; and eight great-grandchildren.
A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday, May 4, 2009 in the R.W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home & Crematory, 509 W. Washington St., by the Rev. Micah Voight, with burial in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens, Norfolk, Va. The family will receive family and friends in the funeral home Sunday from 2-4 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate a donation to a charity of your choice. Condolences may be registered at

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