Citizen-Statesman 7/10/12

Herman Lee Stafford


Herman Lee Stafford, 68, of Gainesboro passed away June 29 at the Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were held July 2 from the chapel of the Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. David Sisco officiating. Interment followed in the Clark Hollow Cemetery.

Pallbearers included: Peyton Scott, Tim Kernell, Alan Kernell, Wayne West, Wade Hensley Jr. and Lanny Stafford.

Herman Lee Stafford was born on Dec. 28, 1943. He was a logger and a farmer. He was a member of the Church of Christ.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Fred Lee and Ethel Beatrice Stafford; wife, Syble Stafford; an infant son; sister, Geraldine Matthews and brother, Roy Stafford.

Surviving relatives include: daughters, Marsha and husband Elvis Scott of Moss and Darla and husband Keith Maynard of Moss; sons, Wesley and wife Rachel Stafford of Moss, Jeff Stafford of Moss; step-daughter, Ann Stafford of Red Boiling Springs; step-sons, Randall and wife Christy Stafford of Red Boiling Springs, Paul Stafford of Whitleyville; grandchildren, Peyton, Zachary and Justin Scott, Eli Maynard, Emeree Stafford and Marisa Stafford.

Hall Funeral Home in Celina was in charge of the arrangements.

Hazel Marie Watson

Hazel Marie Watson, 68, of Celina passed away July 2 at the Cumberland River Hospital. Funeral services were held July 5 in the chapel of Hall Funeral Home with Brother Donald Bryant officiating. Interment followed in the Ashlock Cemetery.

Hazel Marie Watson was born on June 7, 1944 in Clay County.

She was preceded in death by parents, Oscar and Katie Smith; husband, Eddie Watson; son, Bruce Watson; sisters, Lorene Watson and Barbara Comer; brothers, Bill and Carl Smith; and step-father, Herman Daniels.

Surviving relatives include: daughter, Jennifer Wright of Celina; sister, Louise Blakeley of McMinnville; grandchildren, Zack Huddleston and Katie Huddleston and great grandchild, Braiden Carter.

In Loving Memory

In Loving Memory of Irene Watson on her birthday

There’s a place

In my heart

Especially for you

Filled with memories

Of how I loved

Being your daughter

And treasured our

Time spent together

And how I value the

Closeness we shared

You’ll always have a

Place in my heart

Filled with love that

Will always be there.


Mama, We love you

And miss you so much,

Brenda and Phyllis


Card of Thanks

To the Citizens of Celina and Clay County,

We of The Promise By Faith Ministry, would like to extend our deepest gratitude to you. On Saturday, June 30, you so graciously contributed monetarily to the Help Feed the Hungry of Clay County.

With your donations, we have already been able to help meet the need of a family of three, who have been unable to obtain other services or the services they do receive are not sufficient to meet their need. We have been praying for the Lord to provide the names of others who would benefit from the provisions in which He has blessed this ministry. Whether we know your names or not, you, as a community of givers, are part of this ministry to the hungry of Clay County as well. Again, we thank you.

The Promise By Faith has placed boxes and donation cans in various community stores to provide us with the opportunity to continue to serve the Lord in this need.

We gave a letter, gospel tract and business card to everyone who donated that wanted one, in there is the phone number to contact Rev. Terry Vaughan. Please call him and give the name and number of anyone whom you may know that has need of food or supplies, if you need someone to speak with personally, Brother Terry will be more than willing to assist you.

Our mission is to reach the community of Clay County for the Lord Jesus Christ and serve Him in any way we can.

Galatians 3:22 states: “But the Scripture has confined all under sin, that the promise by faith in Jesus Christ might be given to those who believe.”

     Thank you and may God bless you,

     Rev. Terry Vaughan

     Joyce Vaughan

                                                                                                                                Carol Baldwin

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