Mr.   Billy  E.  “Rastus”  Stafford,   72,    of     Gainesboro,
Tennessee, passed away on Friday,  October  29, 2010,  at his
residence. A private family service will be held  on  Wednesday,
November 3, 2010.  Burial  will  follow in the Pharris Cemetery in
the McCoinsville community of Jackson County.

The   family   will   receive  friends  at  the  funeral  home  on
Tuesday from 10 A.M. until 9 P.M.

He was born August 12, 1938, in Jackson County, TN, to the
late  
Charlie Stafford and Rose Stafford.  On  December  24,
1966,  he  was  married  to  the  late
 Bonnie Hunter Stafford,
who passed away on February 12, 2005.  He  was  a  custodian
for  the  City  of  Gainesboro,  and  a  member  of the Church of
Christ.

In  addition  to  his  wife  and  parents,  he  was  preceded in
death by  
1 Brother: Ray L. Stafford; and  1  Nephew:  Jeffery
Neal “Jelly” Stafford.

Survivors    include    
2    Daughters:    Donna  D.  Smith  of
Gainesboro, TN, and Kimberly R. Stafford of Greensboro, NC;
8
Grandchildren:
  Shannon Dulworth,   Derrick Dulworth,  Kayla
Dulworth,   Brittany  Davis,   Kristen  Davis,  Kimberly  Kroenert,
Danielle  Smith,   and   Katrell  Jefferson;
1  Great-Grandchild:
Carmon Rose Buck;  
1  Brother:  Luke Stafford of Gainesboro,
TN;  and  
2  Sisters: Ruth Sue Byers of Algood, TN, and Sarah
Herren  of  Silver  Point,  TN.  Several  nieces,  nephews,  other
relatives, and friends also survive.

Bro. Don Bryant will officiate at the services.
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