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November 06, 2013
A Golden Heart stopped beating and hard working hands at rest. A year ago Nov 4,2013, God saw you grow weary and tired, on wings of Angels he took you home to the sky so high. I cried when you passed away. I cry today. Although I Love you dearly, I couldn't make you stay. God broke my heart to prove to me he only takes the best.

We Love you and miss you Dad,
Woody and Connie Smith
November 06, 2013
To my dearest family, some things I'd like to say...
but first of all, to let you know, that I arrived okay.
I'm writing this from heaven. Here I dwell with God above.
Here, there's no more tears of sadness; here is just eternal love.

Please do not be unhappy just because I'm out of sight.
Remember that I'm with you every morning, noon and night.
That day I had to leave you when my life on earth was through,
God picked me up and hugged me and He said, "I welcome you."

It's good to have you back again; you were missed while you were gone.
As for your dearest family, they'll be here later on.
I need you here badly; you're part of my plan.
There's so much that we have to do, to help our mortal man.

God gave me a list of things, that he wished for me to do.
And foremost on the list, was to watch and care for you.
And when you lie in bed at night, the day's chores put to flight.
God and I are closest to the middle of the night.

When you think of my life on earth, and all those loving years
because you are only human, they are bound to bring you tears.
But do not be afraid to cry; it does relieve the pain.
Remember there would be no flowers, unless there was some rain.

I wish that I could tell you all that God has planned.
But if I were to tell you, you wouldn't understand.
But one thing is for certain, though my life on earth is o'er.
I'm closer to you now, than I ever was before.

There are many rocky roads ahead of you and many hills to climb;
but together we can do it by taking one day at a time.
It was always my philosophy and I'd like it for you too...
that as you give unto the world, the world will give to you.

If you can help somebody who's in sorrow and pain,
then you can say to God at night......"My day was not in vain."
And now I am contented....that my life has been worthwhile,
knowing as I passed along the way, I made somebody smile.

So if you meet somebody who is sad and feeling low,
just lend a hand to pick him up, as on your way you go.
When you're walking down the street, and you've got me on your mind;
I'm walking in your footsteps only half a step behind.

And when it's time for you to go.... from that body to be free,
remember you're not're coming here to me.

Ruth Ann Mahaffey (author)
©Copyright 1998
August 27, 2013
Miss you Dad. Today Is my Birthday, 8/27/2013. I'm 59 and you are 90 years old. Visited you today to let you know that I appreciate the Sacrifice you did for me my whole life and being there for me when only you and God was there. RIP: I Love
You. Your daughter, Connie
June 24, 2013
June 24, 2013

Glenda Young
June 24, 2013
Happy Birthday, Dad. June 24, 2013. You Would have been 90 years old today. I know that was your goal so in my heart you are. Love you and miss you dearly. Your truly missed but your with your/our Lord and Savior. No more pain and sorrow with Life on Earth.

Love Forever,
Your Daughter Connie Smith
June 20, 2013
You are truly missed by all...
June 17, 2013
Your candle is still glowing, and always will. RIP Dad.
June 17, 2013
Happy Fathers Day. Miss you very much. First one without you. You should have been here, I know you were in spirit and your love that surrounds me. Connie, your daughter
May 04, 2013
Words can not express how much I have missed you these pass 6 months. I dream about you every night and wish I could give you a kiss and a hug. Until you and I meet again. The daughter who Love you with all her Heart, to the Heavens and back. "My Love would have Never let you Die"
If I Only Knew.......
December 26, 2012
Dear Nora Evelyn and family,

I am so sorry I am responding so late; but I was unaware of Stafford's passing. In Oct 2012 my Mother Margaret (Scaff) Tuten (Nora Evelyn's sister) was very ill and was moved from a hospital to the Suwannee Velley Nursing Center in Jasper. Her recent memory is very bad and I am unaware if she received a notification of his passing. I just returned from a two week stay with my Mother (98 years old) where I learned about Stafford's passing. Stafford was a wonderful husband, father and friend. It was always a pleasure to talk with when the family was together. He was always ready to help others. When my daughter graduated from college, her goal was to be a writer. He gave her a tour of the Gainesville Sun and offered lots of support. Thanks in part to his encouragement she worked as a copy-writer and now has her own adertising business in Alexandria, VA. I will always remember Stafford as a very close friend and close and supportive member of the Scaff Family. Robert Tuten
December 08, 2012
I love you, Dad. On this 8th day last month I was with you during your Military Honors Ceremony. This pass month seem like a Enternity. I light this candle for you at Christmas to remember you. When I see a candle lite I will always think of Your Internal Love for All.
RIP, Dad. Give Bill a hug for me and the boys. Love You!

Your Daughter,

Glenda Caldwell Young
December 08, 2012
One month ago on the 8th, I said "Good Bye" for the last time to you when the Military Memorial Service was given for your dedication for fighting in World War II. Every since then you fought for what was right or wrong for everyone you knew until Nov. 4, 2012 when you left your friends and love ones behind. Rest In Peace (RIP) Dad. I will always remember the number 8 cause that was the day you gave me away to my husband on 8/8/2008. You always said, "God works in Mysterious Ways for the Good".
I believe you more now since 4/4/2004 a terrible event
took place the same way you left us a month ago on the 4th. I didn't understand it then but I do now because if it wasn't for that terrible event I would not have found happiness. However, I do not understand why God chose the 4th and the 8th which are the days I had to say Good Bye to you FOREVER and feel the terrible pain of not hearing your voice or laughter anymore. I Love You, Dad. You will be in my HEART FOREVER.

Until We Meet Again Your Daughter Always,

Connie Caldwell Smith
December 02, 2012
We miss you dearly!
Woody and Connie
November 17, 2012
Uncle Stafford was a wonderful man. He always put Nora Evelyn, "Sister" to me, and their girls first in his life. I never remember seeing him when he did not have a smile and always had loving and kind words for everyone. He was an uncle that I always loved and will always have special memories of him. A loving and caring individual to everyone he knew. My Love to all. Teddy Bates Nichols
November 15, 2012
Jamie, Don and I have been thinking of you and your family a lot in the last few days. I know how hard it is right now and you're in our prayers. Give our love to Connie and the rest of your family. Sandra Barnes
November 15, 2012

I am thinking of you and your family and I will continue to pray that you and your family receive peace during this time. We love you. Patricia Eplee
(Jamie and Family)
November 15, 2012
Jamie, sorry to hear about the passing of your Dad. I know you must have had a great celebration of his life on Thursday I was in prayer for you and your family on that day and continue to pray for you. Joni and I are making a donation to Haven Hospice in Memory of Stafford. Thinking of you during this most difficult time. Joe Cheatham, Retired GRU employee and Friend
November 15, 2012
So sorry Jamie. I know how hard this is for you and your family. Praying for you all to find peace and comfort during this most difficult time. Gail Richardson Orth
November 15, 2012
I am so sorry I was unable to attend Uncle Stafford's funeral. I was sick with the flu. He reminded me so much of my dad, so loving, kind and good hearted. I know how hard it is to be without him, but I bet Dad, Uncle John T., Mom, Mike and him are in heaven playing cards. Cathy Tylee Caldwell
November 15, 2012

The whole service was wonderful , you all have a good looking end of the family. Take care of mom these next few weeks as I know you will. We love you all. Ben Vann
November 14, 2012
Dad, I miss you. You never said "I'm Leaving" You never said "Goodbye". You were gone before I knew it, And only God knew why. There are No Words to tell you, Just what I feel inside, The shock, the hurt, the anger... Might gradually subside. A Million times I'll need you, A Million times I'll CRY. If LOVE alone could have saved you, YOU never would have died. In Life I LOVED YOU DEARLY, In death I Love You still. In my heart you hold a place, That NO ONE could ever fill. It broke my heart to lose you, But you didn't go alone. For part of ME went with you, The day God took you HOME! Things will never be the SAME and all though it HURTS so bad, I will smile whenver I hear your name, James Stafford Caldwell, And be PROUD you were our DAD! We Love you Dad and GrandDad from Glenda, Connie and Woody. Grandchildren Tommy, Renee, Jimmy, Ross, Brandon, Lauren, and Dylan
November 14, 2012
I will miss my uncle Stafford, just like I missed our camp trips to the river house. He was a wonderful man and a great witness for our savior Jesus Christ. His example of how a man should live will be with me forever. I know you have been in your heavenly home just a little while, the secrets of the universe are secrets no more. To the entire Family love one another as he loved you and all will be well. Love you all!
November 10, 2012
Dad, this candle is eternal. You will always be in our hearts, thoughts, and memories.
You taught your daughters well, not only what you said but leading by example and how you lived you life! You always said to have compassion and understanding for others and each other. Your family and girls was always your focus. If we don't know what to do in the future we will just say to ourselves "what would Dad do, what would Dad say" I love you Dad.. Always, forever faithful.. Semper Fi.... Your name sake and daughter, Jamie..... In Loving memory... James Stafford Caldwell, WW II Veteran and Mason, November 4, 2012
November 08, 2012
Dear Evelyn and family,

We are so sorry to hear the news of Mr. Caldwell. You are all in our prayers during this difficult time. We will cherish the memories that a wonderful lifetime has brought.
November 08, 2012
I well remember Stafford from working years with him at the old Gainesville Sun Building downtown. He always was a good Mason, friend and coworker. I remember taking the wedding photos of the girls at Rev. Shea's church. My prayers will be with all of you . . . John Waters Jr. Scottish Rite 32 Degree.
November 08, 2012
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
November 08, 2012
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
November 08, 2012
Glenda and family you are all in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time the staff at Bartow High
November 08, 2012
What a wonderful man,I have enjoyed him as a customer at my barber shop for years.Some individuals really stand out and make an impact in your life Mr Caldwell was a wonderful man.His life should be celebrated because it was in no way wasted.It has been an honor knowing him.
Bill Goolsby
November 08, 2012
Richard and I are so sorry to hear about the death of Mr. Caldwell. We have such fond memories of Mr. Caldwell and his family at Highlands Presbyterian Church. Our deepest sympathy to each family member.
November 07, 2012
Stafford was so kind and patient with me when I started working at the Sun. I was in my 20s -- unfocused and undisciplined. I will ever value his guiding hand.
November 07, 2012
I didn't know Stafford but a few short years but he and Evelyn have been the best neighbors and friends ever. I enjoyed hearing his stories about the newspaper business and stories about our beloved Jasper Fl. He was a fine man with a beautiful family that loved him very much. I will miss him.
November 07, 2012
Carrie: Don't forget to send his pencil and pad with him, as his Dad taught him to always have with him..... he'll need it to keep up with all the new stuff to tell us when we get there.

Richard...the Van Driver
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