BERRY – James Arlie Sanford, age 71, of Berry, Ala., died January 12, 2017, at home. Graveside service will be 2 p.m. Saturday, January 14, 2017, at Tuscaloosa Memorial Park with Tuscaloosa Memorial Chapel Funeral Home directing. Family visitation will be one hour prior to service at the funeral home. He was preceded in death by his father, Arlie Sanford; mother, Ethel Brown Sanford; and two infant brothers. Also, survivors include his wife, Sharon Sanford; his daughters; sisters; grandchildren in Ala. and Texas; great-grandchildren in Texas; several family members, Buddy and Betty Gayle Rainer; friends and support including Dr. Geyer, Dr. Kemp and all of Rice Mine Road CVS staff; friends and family members; many friends and family members; and many other dedicated health professionals that cared for us in our time of need. James spent many years serving our state in the highway department where he oversaw many road construction projects. He was a dedicated husband and father that valued his family, freedom and privacy. A man of strength and conviction, he spent his retirement giving for his family, wildlife and enjoying nature. Honorary pallbearers will be Carlos Rivas, Gary Odom, Gary Odom, Jr., Nicholas Odom, Jeff Ward, Jay Pendley and Mike La Foy.
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