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
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
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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