Manford Rife of Bedford, known to friends and family as “Bud,” passed away Friday night at Dunn Memorial Hospital at the age of 64.
Born in 1944 in Rochester to Lloyd and Dolly Rife, Bud was a funeral director and member of Woodville Baptist Church.
He is survived by his wife Ellen, sons Mark and Michael, daughter Kristina, sister Carole, brother Jerry and 7 grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his parents, and sister Janet.
A memorial service will be held Sunday afternoon at 2:00pm at Woodville Baptist Church in Mitchell with family receiving friends after the service.