James Lemuel "Junior" Stanford
Funeral services for Mr. James Lemuel Stanford, Jr., age 86, will be held 1 p.m., Monday, April 22, 2013 at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church with Rev. Tracy Snider officiating. Burial will follow in Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Lawrence-Sorensen Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Stanford died Friday, April 19, 2013 at Maplewood Health Care.
He was born in Madison County, TN, son of the late James Lemuel Stanford, Sr. and Maudie Blackwell Stanford. Mr. Stanford attended Jackson Schools and was a retired dairy farmer. He was a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, where he was a deacon.
Other than his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Beatrice Burkhead Stanford who died January 17, 2013; sister, Gertrude Kendrick; brothers, Clarence, James and J.D. Stanford.
Surviving are his daughter, Nancy Dianne Henson Ellington and husband Edward "Sonny" of Jackson; son, Thomas Anthony Stanford and wife Doris of Jackson; sisters, Georgia Stubblefield and Peggy Hopper both of Jackson and Marie Hayes of Humboldt; brother, Gordon Stanford of Jackson; grandchildren, Bobby and wife Debbie Henson of Jackson, Brad and wife Legina Henson of Chester County, Christy and husband Brian Buchanan of Hanson, KY and Thomas W. Stanford of Jackson; ten great grandchildren.
The family request any memorials be directed to Pleasant Hill Baptist Church.
Friends may visit with the Stanford family on Sunday, April 21, 2013 from 4-7 p.m. at the funeral home and on Monday from 12 noon till service time at the church.
Lawrence-Sorensen Funeral Home, 731-424-2424