Funeral services for Mrs. Vivian Smith Stafford, 93, of
Gainesboro, Tennessee, will be held at 2 P.M. on Friday,
February 20, 2009, at Anderson - Upper Cumberland Funeral
Home in Gainesboro, TN. Burial will follow in the Pharris
Cemetery in the McCoinsville community of Jackson County.
The family will receive friends on Thursday from 4 P.M. – 9
P.M., and Friday from 11 A.M until time of services.
Mrs. Stafford passed away on Tuesday, February 17, 2009, at
Cookeville Regional Medical Center in Cookeville, TN.
She was born July 6, 1915, in Jackson County, TN, to the
late Harrison and Ethel Spivey Smith. On March 15, 1941,
she was married to the late Houston Stafford, who passed
away September 30, 1987. She was a homemaker, and a
member of the Dudneys Hill Church of Christ.
In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in
death by 2 Sons: Wayne and Sherril Stafford; 1 Daughter:
Ann Heady; 1 Brother: James Smith; 1 Great-
Granddaughter: Kaitlyn Leigh Garrison; and 1 Son-in-Law:
Survivors include 1 Daughter: Faye Goolsby of Cookeville,
TN; 1 Son-in-Law: Ray Heady of Gainesboro, TN; 2
Daughters-in-Law: Jimmie C. Stafford of Gainesboro, TN, and
Linda Hix of Livingston, TN; 11 Grandchildren: Sandra
(Michael) Garrison, Angie Roark, Laura Heady, Jeffrey Wayne
(Jill) Stafford, David A. “Tony” Goolsby, Lisa Faye Sims, Jeremy
Stafford, Jamie Stafford, Brandi Stafford, Cody (Tandi) Stafford,
and Candace Stafford; 1 Brother: Jeff (Sallie) Smith of
Gainesboro, TN; 1 Sister: Lillie (Lloyd) Carwile of Gainesboro,
TN; and 21 Great-Grandchildren.
Bro. Jimmy Anderson will officiate at the services.
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