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Halbert  Vanderford

Obituary of Halbert Vanderford

Mr. Halbert Vanderford, 81, of went to be with the Lord Tuesday, August 31, 2021. A visitation will be held from 1-2 pm Saturday, September 4, 2021 at Ray Funeral Home with a Celebration of Life Service at 2:00 p.m. Graveside will be held at Leherton Cemetery. Halbert was born to Robert and Dovie Vanderford on May 1, 1940 in Mississippi. He left Maben, MS as a child and moved to Zumbro, MS for several years. Halbert put roots down in Shelby, MS where he was a farm manager for over 50 years at Denton Farms. In January of 1963 he married the love of his life Betty Lucille Leopard. They were married for over 40 years until her passing. In his spare time, he loved to croppie fish and hunt with his boys. He is predeceased by his parents, Robert and Dovie Vanderford; wife, Betty Lucille Leopard Vanderford; and sister Louise Leopard, Betty Jean Andrews, Barbara Lowen, Lavell Claxton, brothers, W.L. Vanderford, Monroe Vanderford, Henry Thomas Vanderford. Halbert is survived by his children, Albert Vanderford (Nancy) of Benton, MS, Kelly Bullock of Skene, MS, Jack Vanderford (Jennifer) of Eupora, MS, and Mary Vetter of Stewart, MS; grandchildren, Norman bullock Jr., Robert Alexander Bullock, Jack Vanderford Jr. , Christine Elizabeth Vanderford, Skylar Westmorland, Jackson Vanderford, Leslie Leann Vetter Courtney Nicole Vetter, great grandchildren, , Ava, Briley, Braxton, Carson ,James Haiden; siblings, Bobby Glenn Vanderford and Claude Vanderford.
Saturday
4
September

Celebration of Life

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Saturday, September 4, 2021
Ray Funeral Home
206 Bishop Road
Cleveland, Mississippi, United States
Saturday
4
September

Interment

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Saturday, September 4, 2021
Lehrton Cemetery
Hwy 8
Ruleville, Mississippi, United States