Estelle Herndon Basford, 89, of Niceville, FL, passed away Sunday, June 15, 2014, in Pensacola.
Estelle was born in Clarksville, Florida, to the late John and Trudie Stewart and was raised in the Carr Community and attended Frink School where she played basketball. She moved to Niceville in 1952 where she became a member of the Pine Lake Church of Christ and over the years worked as a dental assistant, banking and also in the school lunchroom.
She was preceded in death by her husband in 1998, Ellis Basford; two brothers, William and John Herndon; three sisters, Maebell Bradley, Catherine Lassiter and Gwen Watford.
Survivors include two sons, Johnny Basford and his wife, Vicky, of Wimauma, Florida, and Patrick Glenn Basford and his wife, Brenda, of Pensacola, Florida; a daughter, Beth Basford Hart, and her husband, Van, of Crestview; a brother, Virgil Herndon, of Clarksville; and two sisters, Iona Tharpe of Clarksville, and Ruth Alford of Blountstown; six grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM Saturday, June 21, from the Adams Funeral Home Chapel in Blountstown, Florida with Reverend Phillip Box officiating. Interment will follow in the Bailey Cemetery near Clarksville. The family will receive friends one hour prior to services at the funeral home.
Adams Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements (ph. 850-674-5449). Online condolences may be made at adamsfh.com
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