September 16, 2021

Mrs. Sondra Raiford

Mrs. Sondra Jean Neace Raiford, age 60, of Franklin passed away August 18, 2020.

Funeral services will be held Sunday August 23, 2020 at 2:00 PM at Stutts Funeral Home chapel with Mr. Reed Lewis officiating. Interment will follow in Heard County Memorial Gardens.

The family will accept guests Sunday afternoon from 1:00 – 2:00 PM prior to the service.

Mrs. Raiford was born August 21, 1959 in Chicago, IL to Virgil Neace and the late Dorothy Jean Birchfield Powell. She was a Baptist by faith.

She enjoyed watching television shows involving interior design. This gave her ideas for arts and crafts she put into practice in her own home.

She also liked to play Yahtzee and work outside in her garden.

She held a special place in her heart for her family. She especially loved each of her grandchildren.

Survivors include one daughter, Misty Neace of Savannah; one son, Derek Raiford (Christy) of Valley, AL; grandchildren: Lauren Neace, Sky Raiford, Paxton Neace, Breanna Raiford, Lexi Cameron, and Treston Raiford; her father, Virgil Neace; three brothers: Ronnie Neace, Larry Neace (Shirley), and Timothy Neace (Wanda); and a number of other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death her husband, John Raiford; her mother, Dorothy Powell, her step-father, Frosty Powell, and a brother, Gary Neace.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations toward funeral expenses.

Those who wish may write memorial tributes at

Stutts Funeral Home of Franklin, GA in charge of arrangements.

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