Funeral services for Mrs. Ruby Bell Stafford, 84, of
Gainesboro, Tennessee, will be held at 2 P.M. on Wednesday,
July 12, at Upper Cumberland Funeral Home. Burial will follow in
the John L. Clark Memorial Cemetery in the Stone community of
The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 1 P.M. – 9 P.M.,
and on Wednesday from 9 A.M. until time of services.
Mrs. Stafford passed away on Monday, July 10, 2006, at the
Cookeville Regional Medical Center in Cookeville, TN.
She was born March 26, 1922, in Jackson County to the late
Will Benton Smith & Icy Hicks Smith. In 1942, she was
married to the late James A. Stafford, who passed away
December 24, 1971.
Mrs. Stafford was a homemaker and a member of the
Gainesboro Church of Christ.
In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in
death by 1 Great-Grandchild: Shannon Wayne Carter.
Survivors include 3 Daughters and Sons-in-Law: Nell Jean &
Edward Sieber of Cookeville, TN, Sue & James Johnson and
Peggy & Paul Ward, all of Gainesboro, TN; 7 Grandchildren:
Alecia Steward, Tammy Wheeler, Jason (Pam) Wheeler, Randy
Johnson, Sandy Asbel, Michael Davis, and Shelia (Daryl)
Roberts; and 6 Great-Grandchildren: Jacob Davis, D.J.
Roberts, Evan Roberts, Madison Wheeler, Kecia Carter, and
Bro. Wayne Wells and Bro. Jimmy Anderson will officiate at the
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