Waller Funeral Home
Wednesday, May 5th 2021 from 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM at the New El Bethel Baptist Church (488 MS-7, Oxford, MS 38655).
Wednesday, May 5th 2021 at 2:00 PM at the same location. A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, May 5th 2021 at 3:00 PM at the New El Bethel Cemetery (488 MS-7, Oxford, MS 38655).
Another great Soldier and Fallen Hero have been released from duty, passed from our ranks on May 1, 2021, and moved on to his heavenly home.1SG(Ret) Garrell Grimes Stanford, age 80, a retired member of the MS Army National Guard who had served within HHT & Trp B, 1/108th Armored Cavalry Squadron has departed and gone to a better place with our good Lord.
It takes a special person to serve within the military for their country giving up their family time, comfort, and safety for their country, ultimately for all Americans to enjoy their freedoms, safety, and way of life. We now applaud you for your service to our country. A special message from General Douglas McArthur remains applicable today for our servicemen that have passed: “Old Soldiers never die; they just fade away”.
Rest in Peace Soldier. We applaud your patriotism and brave efforts in serving our country and your family for their support of your service. We thank you for your service. Without your efforts and your families’ support, this country would not stand so boldly, shine so bright and live so free.
You now have earned a rest, so go fly with the Angels, go rest high on that mountain; your work on earth is done. Go to heaven a-shoutin’ Love for the Father and the Son.
With heavy hearts, we announce the death of Garrell Grimes Stanford of Abbeville, Mississippi, who passed away on May 1, 2021 at the age of 80. Family and friends are welcome to leave their condolences on this memorial page and share them with the family.
He was predeceased by : his parents, Chester Bradley and Sarah Grimes Stanford; his former wife Patricia Ann Stanford; and his son Eddie Stanford. He is survived by : his step-children, Beth Bennett Garner (Paul) of Byhalia, MS and Chris Bennett (Sandra) of Oxford, MS; his sister Brenda Stanford Holloway (Steve) of Water Valley, MS; his grandchildren, Amanda Stanford Sowell (Sonny Perkins) and Hunter Stanford (Megan); his step-grandchildren, Emma Kate Bennett and Channing Reid Bennett; his great grandchildren, Piper Stanford, Ethan Stanford, Evan Sowell and Eli Sowell; and his nephew Brad Terry.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, May 5th 2021 from 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM at the New El Bethel Baptist Church (488 MS-7, Oxford, MS 38655). A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, May 5th 2021 at 2:00 PM at the same location. A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, May 5th 2021 at 3:00 PM at the New El Bethel Cemetery (488 MS-7, Oxford, MS 38655).
Memorial contributions in Mr. Stanford’s memory may be made to New El Bethel Baptist Church at c/o James Barbee; 155 County Road 488; Oxford, MS 38655, or First Baptist Church of Abbeville at 15 East Long Street; Abbeville, MS 38601.