Funeral services for Mr. Johnie E. Stafford, 101, of
Gainesboro, TN, will be held at 2 P.M. on Sunday, March 11,
2012, at Anderson – Upper Cumberland Funeral Home in
Gainesboro, TN. Burial will follow in the John L. Clark Memorial
Cemetery in the Stone community of Jackson County, TN.
The family will receive friends on Saturday from 4 P.M. – 8
P.M., and on Sunday from 1 P.M. until time of services.
He passed away on Thursday, March 8, 2012, at Bethany
Health and Rehab Center in Nashville, TN.
He was born March 18, 1910, in Jackson County, TN, to the
late Robert Lee Stafford and Janie Smith Stafford. On June
1, 1930, he was married to the late Martha Nannie Stafford,
who passed away December 28, 2004. He was a farmer, and a
member of the Sugar Creek Church of Christ.
In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in
death by 1 Infant Daughter: Judy Ann Stafford; 2 Sons-in-
Law: Robert Hall and Jerry Langley; 3 Sisters: Bessie Smith,
Nannie Pharris, and Bertha Scantland; and 1 Brother: Carl
Survivors include 2 Sons: Mayford (Helen) Stafford of
Nashville, TN, and James Stafford of Cookeville, TN; 3
Daughters: Katherine Hall of Cookeville, TN, Norma (Robert)
Compton of Nashville, TN, and Marie Langley of Nashville, TN;
and 8 Grandchildren: Danny Hall, Phillip Hall, Donna Beard,
Marty Stafford, Patti Burchett, Judy Phillips, Tim Compton, and
Karen Baskin. 13 Great Grandchildren and 8 Great Great
Grandchildren also survive.
Bro. Johnny Fox and Bro. Danny Hall will officiate at the
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