Mr. Hallford died June 2, 2013.
Born Dec. 27, 1924, in Habersham County, he was the son of the late Jim and Myrtle Hightower Hallford. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers, Loy, Clarence, Willie, Hughie, Jerry and Jimmy Hallford; and sisters, Wilma Hallford and Lucille Church.
Mr. Hallford was a United States Army veteran, having served during World War II. Ed was part of the unit assigned to guarding Generals Eisenhower, Patton and Bradley while the plans for the D-Day invasion were being made. Mr. Hallford retired from the Westinghouse Air Brake Company with 26 years of loyal service.
Survivors include his wife, Sarah Mildred Elrod Hallford of Demorest; daughter and son-in-law, Kaye and Bryan Allen of Toccoa; daughter, Debbie Sutton of Demorest; son and daughter-in-law, Keith and Jennie Hallford of Demorest; brother and sister-in-law, Raymond and Lorain Hallford; grandchildren and their spouses, Brant and Dana Sanders, Trent and Kortni Sanders, Jennifer and Jake Porter, and Brooke and Ryan Stancil; as well as eight great-grandchildren.
Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting hillsidememorialchapel.com.
Arrangements by Hillside Memorial Chapel, Clarkesville.
The Northeast Georgian
June 5, 2013