Published 10:18 am Thursday, April 12, 2018

VALLEY — Mr. Martis Winfred Danford, 81, of Valley, Ala. passed away on Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at the East Alabama Medical Center in Opelika. Funeral services will be held on Friday, April 13, 2018 at 3 p.m. EDT from the Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home Chapel in Valley.  Burial will follow in Fairfax Cemetery.  Visitation will be Thursday from 6-8 p.m. EDT at the funeral home.

Mr. Danford was born August 5, 1936 in Valley, where he lived all of his life with the exception of his time in the U.S. Air Force.  He was a member of Word of Life Tabernacle for 50 years.  He loved spending time with his family and watching Alabama football.  He was married to the love of his life, Sandra Danford, for 54 years.  He loved his children and grandchildren with all of his heart.

He is survived by his wife, Sandra Jo Danford; his two sons, Tony Danford and Terry Danford and daughters-in-law, Wendy Danford and Tela Danford; five grandchildren: Ryan, Shelbie, Lynnsey, Kylee and Kynlee Danford, and one great aunt, Kate Templeton.

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Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home of Valley is directing.