Funeral  services  for  Mr. Willie E. “Bill” Stafford,  96,   of
Gainesboro,  Tennessee,  will  be  held  at  2 P.M.  on  Sunday,
August   2,   2009,   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   5  P.M. –
9 P.M., and Sunday from 10 A.M. until time of services.

Mr. Stafford passed away on Friday, July 31, 2009, at Mabry
Health Care Center in Gainesboro, TN.
  
He was born December 12, 1912, in Jackson County, TN,  to
the late  
Andrew  and  Emily Trisdale Stafford.  On August 1,
1942,  he  was  married to the late
Olene Boles Stafford, who
passed away January 24, 2004.

He was a farmer and a member of the Church of Christ.

In  addition  to  his  wife  and  parents,  he  was  preceded in
death  by  
1   Daughter:  Pat  Rector;   1   Grandson:  Randall
Richardson;    and   
3   Brothers:   Winters,  Aaron,  and   Alvis
Stafford.

Survivors include
1 Son: Dan Stafford of Gainesboro, TN;  3
Daughters:
  Ruby (Kenneth) Richardson  of  Gainesboro,  TN,
Joann Williams   of   Gainesboro, TN,    and    Faye Stafford   of
Cookeville,   TN;   
1   Brother:   Jimmy   (Bobbie)   Stafford    of
Gainesboro, TN;   
2   Sons-in-Law: Steve Rector of Cookeville,
TN, and Bobby Stafford of Gainesboro, TN;  
2  Sisters-in-Law:
Elise Stafford of Gainesboro,  TN,   and   Elna Trisdale  of  Red
Boiling     Springs,     TN;      
8     Grandchildren;    11   Great-
Grandchildren
; and 1 Great-Great-Grandchild.

Bro. Don Bryant    and    Jordan Bryant  will  officiate  at   the
services.
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