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GUILFORD, Ernest Benny

GUILFORD, Ernest Benny

GUILFORD - Ernest Benny Born December 1, 1949 to the late William Guilford and Erseline Elizabeth Guilford in Buffalo, NY. He entered into his eternal rest on Sunday, September 23, 2018 at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Washington, DC. Affectionately known as Benny, he attended Buffalo Public Schools #37, #39 and Emerson Vocational High School. Benny enlisted into the United States Army in 1972. After, he worked at CSX Transportation, Inc. for over 20 years. Upon his retirement, he split his time living with his son Ernest (Jennifer) Benny Guilford, Jr. and grandson Cordell Benny Guilford in Ohio, and daughter Yolanda (John) Bursie, granddaughter Alyssa Bursie, and grandson John Ernest Bursie in Maryland. Benny was preceded in death by both parents; seven brothers William Guilford, Jr., Charles Guilford, Edwin Guilford, Raymond Guilford, Ronald Guilford, Melvin Guilford, and James Guilford and three sisters, Betty Fowlkes, Nancy Daniels and Debra Guilford. He leaves to mourn five brothers, Norris (Mattie) Guilford of Magnolia, AR, Kenneth (Lauralee) Guilford, Joseph Guilford, Robert (Catherine) Guilford, and Arnold (Sheila) Guilford all of Buffalo, NY; one sister, Quincey (Blaine) Allen of Toledo, OH; two sisters-in-law Margaret Guilford and Bertha Guilford of Buffalo, NY; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. A private burial will be scheduled at Bath National Cemetery.

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