OBIT: Mr. Willard Lankford, Age 88, Of South Carthage

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Mr. Willard Lankford, age 88, of South Carthage, died Tuesday afternoon, December 6, at Centennial Medical Center in Nashville.  He is survived by: 3 children, Teresa Gentry and husband Eddie of Tanglewood, Nancy Brooks and husband Eld. Rickey Brooks of Tanglewood, Edward Lankford of South Carthage; 7 grandchildren, Davy Gentry and wife Michelle, Wynn Gentry and wife Amy, April Brooks, Jason Brooks, Austin Lankford, Kaitlyn Lankford and Logan Lankford; sister, Reba Joy McCall of Watervale;  3 brothers, Wayne Lankford and wife Anna Mai  of Tanglewood, Don Lankford and wife Betty of Riddleton, Lavon Lankford and wife Melinda of Lebanon; 4 great-grandchildren.

Mr. Lankford is at the Carthage Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home where his service will be conducted on Friday afternoon, December 9, at 1:00 PM.  Eld. Eric Phillips and Eld. Rickey Brooks will officiate.  Interment in the Smith County Memorial Gardens with Eld. Anthony Dixon officiating. Serving as pallbearers are: Dewey Wayne Lankford, Horace McCall, Morris Lankford, Austin Lankford, Jason Brooks, Davy Gentry, Wynn Gentry, and Logan Lankford.

Visitation will begin on Thursday afternoon at 1:00 PM until 8:00 PM and on Friday from 10:00 AM until service time at 1:00 PM.

The family has requested memorials to Russell Hill Missionary Baptist Church or the Jordan Hackett Foundation.

Sanderson of Carthage