Funeral services for Mr. Laurance  Freeman  Stafford, 79,
of Gainesboro,  Tennessee, will be held at  2 P.M. on Saturday,
November 8,  2014, at Anderson – Upper  Cumberland Funeral
Home in Gainesboro, TN. Burial with military honors will follow in
the Pharris Cemetery in the McCoinsville community of Jackson
County, TN.

 The family will receive friends on Friday from 1 P.M. – 9 P.M.,
and Saturday from 11 A.M. until time of services.

 He passed away on Thursday, November 6, 2014, at his
residence in Gainesboro.
     
 He was born January  4,  1935 in Jackson County, TN, to the
late Van  D.  Stafford  and  Ethel  Biggs  Stafford.  On August 2,
2008  he was  married to  Cathy F. Keith Stafford, who survives.
He served  in the U.S. Marine  Corp during the Korean War. He
was  a  dairy farmer  and  attended  Gainesboro  First  Baptist
Church.

 He  was  preceded in  death  by  his  First  Wife:  Mae  Jewell
Mooneyhan Stafford; Second Wife: Georgia Geraldine Stafford;
Parents:   Van  D.   and   Ethel  Biggs  Stafford;   1  Son:  Harry
Stafford;  2  Brothers:  P.J.  and  Woody Stafford; and 3 Sisters:
Jean  Ashley,  Rhoda  Williams, and Lucille Stanley and 3 other
siblings;   1   Step-Son:    Roger    Matthews;    and    1    Step-
Granddaughter: Tonya Stewart.

 Survivors  include  his  Wife:    Cathy   F.   Keith   Stafford  of
Gainesboro,  TN;  2  Sons: Roger  Stafford of Nashville, TN and
Laurance  Bradford  Stafford  of  Celina, TN; 1 Daughter: Sheila
Knight   of   Brentwood,  TN; 6 Step-children; 1  Brother: Ronnie
Stafford   of   Joelton,   TN;   20   Grandchildren  and 17 Great-
grandchildren. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

 Pastor Kelly Stockton will officiate at the services.
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