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MAN DIES OF A HEART ATTACK WHILE SINGING AT FUNERAL

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A 66-year-old Moulton, Ala., man suffered a fatal heart attack while leading the singing at the funeral of a friend.

Charles H. Sanford Sr. of Pumpkin Center collapsed Saturday afternoon during the funeral service for Dee Melson at Elliott Funeral Home chapel. He died a short time later.Lawrence County Coronor Harvey Elliott, who owns the funeral home, said a minister had finished speaking and Sanford had gotten up to lead he congregation in a final song when he was stricken.

"I was watching him," Elliott said. "He looked up and then staggered a little bit. I got hold of him and got him out of the chapel into the hall. I knew it was a desperate situation and hollered for somebody to call 911."

A doctor and registered nurse attending the funeral administered cardiopulmonary resuscitation to Sanford while awaiting an ambulance. He was taken to Lawrence County Hospital where he died.