Darris Luther “D.L.” Stafford, age 71, of Blue Ridge, Georgia, went home to be with the Lord Monday, August 6, 2018.
He was born May 17, 1947, in Dalton, Georgia, to Darrell and Virginia Brown Stafford. Mr. Stafford was a member of Midway Baptist Church, as well as the Disabled American Veterans. He served his country during the Vietnam War in the United States Army. He goes on to meet his father, Darrell Stafford; daughter, Melinda Stafford and sisters, Lucille Stafford, Peggy Stafford Sewell and Betty Stafford Thomas.
“D.L.” will be remembered by all who knew him, but especially missed by his wife of 50 years, Rhenda Dean Stafford; mother, Virginia Brown Stafford; daughter, Samantha Stafford Taylor (Jamey); siblings, Mary Stafford Smith, Johnny Stafford (Cheryl) and Norma Stafford Deneux (Jerry). Also sharing in his legacy are many nieces and nephews.
A memorial service is scheduled for Saturday, September 1, 2018, at 2 p.m., from the Midway Baptist Church in McCaysville, Georgia. The Rev. Jerry Rice and the Rev. Jack Buchanan will be officiating the service with special music provided by Midway Baptist Church Choir. Serving as honorary pallbearers will be: Jamey Taylor, Jack Buchanan, Darren Garland, Glen Hughes, Danny Murdock, Joe Hughes, Tim Day, Jason Deal and Fritz Baugh. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Midway Baptist Church, P.O. Box 594 McCaysville, Georgia, 30555.
Henry-Cochran Funeral Home is honored to be serving in charge of the arrangments.