Anniston - Funeral service for James Roland Stamps, 82, of Anniston, will be 12 p.m. today, September 17, 2013, at Gray Brown-Service Mortuary with the Rev. Mike Owens officiating. Burial will follow at Dogwood Trails Cemetery. The family will receive friends today from 10:30 a.m. until 12 p.m. at the funeral home. Mr. Stamps passed away on September 14, 2013 at the Northeast Alabama Regional Medical Center. Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Martha Jones Stamps; sons, Kenneth Roland Stamps Campbell (Earline), of Talladega, James Michael Stamps Campbell, of Irvine Calif.; daughter, Andrea "Angie" Stamps Prestridge (Billy), of Oxford; blessed with seven grandchildren, Paul Campbell (Amanda), Kim Campbell, Greg Campbell, Marcus Campbell (Victoria), Josh Campbell (Kristen), Jared Campbell and Zack Prestridge; seven great-grandchildren, Dylan Ochoa, Ashley Campbell, Lucas Campbell, Autumn Campbell, Summer Campbell, Warren Campbell and Elaina Campbell; sister-in-law, Josephine Stamps, of Centre and many nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of wonderful and very special friends. Mr. Stamps is preceded in death by his parents, Jessie C. Stamps and Omie Stamps Stewart; granddaughter, Montana Cheyenne Prestridge; great-granddaughter, Sophia Faith Campbell; brothers, Curtis K. Stamps, Jessie C. Stamps Jr., William E. "Boots" Stamps; sister, Myrtice Stamps Young. Pallbearers will be his grandsons. Mr. Stamps was a devoted member of Leatherwood Baptist Church and is claiming his rich rewards. He was a Navy veteran, avid fisherman and dearly loved to trade. He was a former employee of M&H Valve for 33 years. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorials be made to Leatherwood Baptist Church Building Fund, 2709 Old Gadsden Hwy., Anniston, AL 36206 Gray Brown-Service Mortuary in charge of arrangements.
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Published in The Anniston Star on Sept. 17, 2013