Celebration of Life
Mr. Sylvester "Blue" Stanford, Sr.
May 11, 1931 May 26, 2016
Wednesday June 1, 2016
One O'clock P.M.
Poplar Hill A.M.E. Church
623 Poplar Hill Road
Covington, Georgia 30014
Reverend Ahmed Martin, Pastor
Reverend William H. Gaither, Eulogist
Assisted By Others
Mr. Sylvester "Blue" Stanford, Sr. was born on May 11, 1931 in Newton County, Georgia, to the late Mr. & Mrs. Clifford (Zeor Lee) Stanford.
"Blue" was employed many years at the Old Pitts Place as a farmer, he was also known for roping cattle from horseback and taught himself lasso. He was a faithful member of Poplar Hill A.M.E Church in Covington, Georgia until his health failed. "Blue" was a member of the Poplar Hill male choir, now known as the Newton County Male Choir. They sung for many years in several counties. Some of his most requested songs were: "I want Jesus Make Up My Dyin' Bed" and along with the famous "Walking In Jerusalem". He was married to the late Mrs. Essie Durden Stanford.
He departed this life of Eighty-Five years on Thursday, May 26, 2016 at Abbey Hospice facility in Social Circle, Georgia. He was also preceded in death by one son, Mr. Eugene Webb, one grandson, Mr. Charles Clifford Stanford, four sisters and a special friend, Miss Vera Nell Franklin.
Mr. Sylvester Stanford, Sr. leaves to cherish his memories; two sons, Mr. Sylvester Stanford, Jr. and Minister Charlie Stanford both of Covington, Georgia, one daughter, Ms. Betty McCall, Covington, Georgia, one step daughter, Mr. & Mrs. Carl (Mary) Bailey, two step sons, Mr. & Mrs. Tommie (Yvonne) Adams and Mr. & Mrs. Phillip (Ophelia) Adams, all of Covington, Georgia, He has several grandchildren, great grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, he and his wife (Essie) helped raised three special nieces, Peggy, Betty and Zear, a special friend, Mr. Checkberry Horton and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.