Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. today at Gallant Road Baptist Church for Mr. Eulice Murl "E.M." Stanfield, 89, Gallant, who went to be with his Lord on Monday June 25, 2012. Brother Johnny Taylor, Brother Harold Coe and Brother Bruce Calhoun will officiate the service.
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Interment to follow at Bethlehem Baptist Church Cemetery. Morgan Funeral Chapel & Crematory Directing
Mr. Stanfield was a veteran, having proudly served his country in the U.S. Army as a specialist fourth class in Company A 207th Engineer Battalion during World War II, where he and his company took part in the invasion of Normandy on D-Day and the building of a bridge across the Rhine River in Germany. He retired from Republic Steel after 45 years of service as a General Foreman. He also owned the Flower Shop of Gallant. "E.M." was also a longtime member of Gallant Road Baptist Church. Mr. Stanfield was preceded in death by his wife, Lois Stanfield; father, Willie Stanfield; mother, Bertha Stanfield; and brother, Euel Stanfield.
Survivors: devoted daughter, Judy (Tommy) Jackson, Gallant; grandson, Kevin Jackson, Gallant; sister, Imogene Calhoun.
The following gentlemen will serve as pallbearers: Arlin Taylor, Tim Whisenant, Charles Conn, Lynn Calhoun, W.C. French and Bert Campbell.
The family wishes to extend their heartfelt thanks to Amedisys Health Care, especially Kyla Estes; Trinity hospital MICU, and also to Debbie Whisenant, Novice Taylor and Linda Campbell.
Mr. Stanfield will lie in state at the church from 1 to 2 p.m. today.
Published in The Gadsden Times on June 27, 2012