Thomasville Times Enterprise

November 10, 2012

Wesley Ralph Wilford


— Wesley Ralph Wilford of Nashville, Tenn., passed away Friday, Nov. 9, 2012, after a long illness. A graveside service will be held Tuesday, Nov. 13, at 11 a.m. at Laurel Hill Cemetery. The Rev. Marty Carnes will officiate. Wes was born Nov. 4, 1957, in Albany. He was a son of Hilda Dunlap Delaney of Thomasville and Sim O. Wilford Sr. of Franklin, Tenn. His grandparents were the late Clifton C. and Deane Dunlap of Thomasville and the late J. Everette and Gladys Wilford, also of Thomasville. Wes graduated with highest honors from Henderson High School in Atlanta. He then attended Vanderbilt University and the University of Tennessee. During his teen years, he was very active in sports, church activities and in Boy Scouts, where he attained the rank of Eagle Scout and was also a member of the Order of the Arrow. He was a member of Briarcliff Baptist Church in Atlanta. Before his illness, he was employed by Comcast in customer service. He is survived by his mother, Hilda Delaney and husband, Gerald, of Thomasville; his father, Sim Wilford, Sr. and wife, Dottie, of Franklin, Tenn.; brothers Sim Wilford Jr. and wife, Alex, of Wake Forest, N.C., Brian Wilford and wife, Sandy, of Murfreesboro, Tenn., David Wilford and wife, Jenny, of Flower Mound, Texas.; nieces Ashley Wilford of Wake Forest, N.C., Olivia Wilford of Murfreesboro, Tenn., Blakely Wilford of Flower Mound, Texas: nephews, Matthew Wilford of Wake Forest, N.C., Caleb and Brayden Wilford of Murfreesboro, Tenn. The family will receive friends 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 12, 2012, at Allen & Allen Funeral Home. — Allen & Allen Funeral Home