Mrs. Barbara Dean Sanford, 73 of Cedar Bluff passed away Wed., May 24, 2017 at her residence.

Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Thurs., May 25, 2017 at Perry Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Kenneth Crane and Rev. Christa Bates officiating, burial will follow in Unity Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. Thurs. at the funeral home. Perry Funeral Home Directing. www.perryfuneral .net.

Survivors include husband, John D. Sanford of Cedar Bluff; son, Randall (Stacie) Sanford of Cedar Bluff; daughters, Donna Rutledge of Cedar Bluff and Karen (Jerry Canada) Jennings of Gaylesville; sister, Lonie Black of Calhoun, Ga.; three grandchildren; three greatgrandchildren; special friend, Gail Sharp.

Mrs. Sanford was a native of Cherokee County and the daughter of the late Jim and Lela Kelly Haggard.

She was preceded in death by her brother, James Haggard; sisters, Winnie Payne, Faye Crane and Jean Bohannon; grandson, Walter Reynolds.