Eligia Nolan Stafford, Sr.

Born: Fri., Mar. 17, 1944
Died: Thu., Nov. 29, 2018


6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Fri., Nov. 30, 2018
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM, Sat., Dec. 01, 2018
Location: Woodard Funeral Home

Funeral Service

12:00 PM Sat., Dec. 01, 2018
Location: Woodard Funeral Home

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Mr. Eligia  Nolan Stafford, Sr., age 74 of Bethpage, TN, passed away Thursday, November 29, 2018.

Funeral Services for Mr. Stafford will be conducted on Saturday, December 1, 2018 at 12:00 PM from Woodard Funeral Home with Bro. Duane Garner officiating.  Interment will follow in Mt. Vernon Cemetery.

The family will receive visitors on Friday, November 30, 2018 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, and on Saturday, December 1, 2018 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM at Woodard Funeral Home.

Mr. Stafford was retired from Fleetwood Homes after 14 years of service.  He was a member of New Vision Ministries for the last 4 years.  He enjoyed gardening and fishing.

Mr. Stafford was preceded in death by:
Father - Nolan Stafford,
Mother - Lola Rush Stafford,
Sister - Grace Jackson,
Brother - Pete Stafford,
Daughter - Kathy Roach,
Daughter - Virginia "Jenny" Stafford

Mr. Stafford is survived by:
Wife of 40 years - Doris Coburn Stafford, Bethpage, TN
Daughter - Betty & (Tracy) Mills, Oak Grove, TN
Daughter - Teresa & (Richard) Shepler, Lyles, TN
Son - Donnie Stafford, Bethpage, TN
Son - Eligia Stafford, Jr., Bethpage, TN
Daughter - Laura & (Mike) Moore, Seymour, TN
Son - Robby Kling, Seymour, TN
Daughter - Michelle Bolton, Bethpage, TN
Son - Allen & (Stacy) Stafford, Westmoreland, TN
Daughter - Suzanne & (Brandon) Dodson, Lafayette, TN

Brother - Leonard & (Linda) Stafford, Gallatin, TN

Also survived by over 40 grandchildren, over 40 great grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild
as well as his beloved goat, Billy

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Judy (Scott) Jones
   Posted Fri November 30, 2018
Sorry to hear of his passing! Prayers to the family, and especially his brother Red! Eligia sure looks like his dad Nolan, (my grandfather Marion Stafford's brother) when I last saw him!!!

Annie Knight
   Posted Fri November 30, 2018
Ms. Doris,

My most heartfelt sympathies to you and all of your family. Mr. Stafford was such a kind, and gentle soul. May God bless you all with comfort in the coming days.
Annie Knight Now

Tony Leslie
   Posted Fri November 30, 2018
I have known Doris and Mr. Stafford for 28 years and consider them family not just friends. Dear sweet salt of the earth folks who cherish the simple things in life that money cannot buy. The love of family, friends and each other...Mr. Stafford had the patience of Job always surrounded by his children and Grandkids always having time for each one to go fishing or just listen. His love for the beautiful flowers he planted. So many sweet memories that you just have to smile when remembered...I am so glad to have the Faith of a child in knowing we will all meet again never to part. Mr Stafford knows now that peace beyond all understanding...so I am not as sad...Heaven is a better place for his presence there...

   Posted Mon December 10, 2018
To the family, please take comfort in Jesus Christ words "there will be a resurrection and sickness and death will be gone forever." John 5:28,29;Rev.21:4 For more comforting words, please visit: JW.ORG