Mrs. Vanderford was born in Union, Sept. 11, 1919, a daughter of the late Claude D. Finley, Sr and Annie "Bud" Burgess Finley. Mrs. Vanderford was a retired administrator with the Union County Health Department where she was employed for 44 years. She was an active member of First Baptist Church for as along as her health permitted and was affectionately known as "Lully" by her grandchildren and friends.
Surviving are two daughters, Jean Jeffords and husband Art of Knoxville, Tenn., with whom she had made her home for the past five years and Anne Bowen and husband Jim of Savannah, Ga; a brother, Claude D. Finley and wife Mary of Union; and three grandchildren, David Steddenbenz and wife Leslie, Christopher Bowen and Richard Jeffords.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 7, 2009, in the Chapel of First Baptist Church conducted by the Rev. Steve Peek, a minister from First Baptist Church Concord in Knoxville, Tenn. Burial will be in Union Memorial Gardens.
Active pallbearers will be Art Jeffords, Jim Bowen, David Steddenbenz, Christopher Bowen, Richard Jeffords and Dean O’Dell.
Visitation will be held from 1-2 p.m. Thursday in the chapel prior to the service.
Memorials may be made to Union County Carnegie Library, 300 East South St.t, Union, S.C. 29379.
The family may be reached through her brother, Claude Finley, 309 Brookside Drive, Union.
S.R. Holcombe Funeral Home (www.holcombefuneralhomes.com)