Mrs. Geraldine Sanford DeFoor

Mrs. Geraldine Sanford DeFoor, 81, of Ellijay, died Wednesday, July 19, 2017.

She was born to the late Lona Maggie Barnes Sanford and Jerry Burt Sanford in Ellijay May 10, 1936.

She was a member of Crossroads Baptist Church and retired after 30 years from Shaw Industries, where she was a carpet inspector.

She is preceded in death by sisters, Sarah Ann Defoor, Retha Boyd, Loreen Bailey, Francis James, Betty Cureton; and brothers, Junior Sanford, J.C. Sanford, L. B. Sanford and Edward Sanford.

She is survived by husband of 62 years, Cecil E. DeFoor; daughter and son-in-law, Deborah and Jim Dotson, of Ellijay; grandchildren and spouses, the Rev. Jamie and Cindy Dotson, of Ellijay, and Brandie and Bryan Thomas, of Blue Ridge; great-grandchildren, Abby Dotson, Anna Dotson, Dalton Thomas, Sadie Thomas and Owen Thomas; sisters-in-law, Judy Sanford, Pat Sanford and Virginia Sanford, all of Ellijay.

Funeral services were hel at Crossroads Baptist Church at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 23, 2017, with the Rev. Jamie Dotson, the Rev. Billy Dotson and the Rev. Eddie Kerr officiating.

Music was by Harold Sanford, the Kerr family, and the Crossroads Baptist Church Choir.

Interment followed in the Crossroads Baptist Church Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Tracey James, Tyler Smith, Brent Dotson, Burt Dotson, Eddie Sanford, Steve Boyd, Rick Boyd, Greg Boyd, Dewell Sanford, Jack Bailey and Mitchell James.

The family requests donations be made to the Deborah Dotson Benefit Fund, 460 Crossroads Church Road, Ellijay, GA 30540 in memory of Geraldine Sanford DeFoor.

Condolences can be made at

Logan Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Times Courier

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 1076
Ellijay, GA. 30540

Phone: 706-635-4313
Fax: 706-635-7006