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“Please accept our condolences. It is our hope that you receive comfort and peace from God. (2 Cor. 1: 3&4) ”
1 of 11 | Posted by: christine smith - greensboro

“Praying for Mrs. Stafford and the family during this time of loss. Mr. and Mrs. Stafford came to the Chick-fil-a in Hickory almost daily and I had...Read More »
2 of 11 | Posted by: Elisabeth Thomas - CONOVER, NC

“Sorry to hear of the loss of Allen. He was a joy and delight to all he encountered. ”
3 of 11 | Posted by: Robin McConnell - Hickory, NC

“Frank and I are so saddened to learn of the loss of Mr. Stafford. We had the privilege of attending Mount Home Baptist Church with Allen and Mary Lou...Read More »
4 of 11 | Posted by: Frank and Robbie Moore - Raleigh, NC

“Allen was one of the kindest people I ever met. He will truly be missed. Mary Lou, prayers for you and your family. ”
5 of 11 | Posted by: Belinda Johnson - Granite Falls, NC

“A truly Godly man and faithful servant of Christ. He symbolized a man of integrity. My prayers of God's peace for the family!!! ”
6 of 11 | Posted by: Mark Logan - Hickory, NC - Friend

“Aunt Mary Lou, Donald, Garry, and David,Please know that I am praying for y'all during this most difficult time. What rejoicing Uncle Allen is...Read More »
7 of 11 | Posted by: Darryll Martin - Stockbridge, GA

“I am so saddened by your family's loss. I have met Allen many times in the past, but never got a chance to know him. Due to the quality of his...Read More »
8 of 11 | Posted by: Timothy Phillips - Hudson, NC

“In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always. ”
9 of 11 | Posted by: Denita Stafford - Shelby, NC

“I found out today that Allen had passed. I'll never ever forget the family reunion/cookout we all had.That was such a fun day,reminiscing and sharing...Read More »
10 of 11 | Posted by: Terry Phillips - Granite Falls, NC

“We are praying for all of you in this time of loss. ”
11 of 11 | Posted by: Lee and Sherry Burns - NC

Mr. Allen Stafford, 90, of Icard, passed away on Sunday, September 30, 2018, at his residence, following a period of declining health.
Allen was born December 19, 1927, in Alexander County, to the late Amos A. Stafford and Sallie B. Crawford. He was a member of Mt. Home Baptist Church in Morganton. Allen loved vacationing with the Word of Life Christian Ministries; being outdoors hunting and gardening; and making stone jewelry.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his infant daughter, Linda Kaye Stafford; brother, William Stafford; sisters, Gladys Martin and Louise Pennell.
Survivors include his wife of seventy years, Mary Lou Chronister Stafford; sons, Donald Stafford and wife Bonnie, Garry Stafford and wife Tammy, and David Stafford and wife Andrea; grandchildren, Adam Stafford and wife Lindsay, Jonathan Stafford, and Leslie Yokely and husband Brady; great-grandchildren, Elizabeth "Ellie" Stafford, Nathaniel "Nate" Stafford, Declan Yokely, and Ryder Stafford; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A Celebration of Life service will be held on Tuesday, October 2, 2018 at 3:30 PM at Mt. Home Baptist Church in Morganton, with Pastor Jerry Gamble officiating.
Interment will follow in the church cemetery.
The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM at Mt. Home Baptist Church.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Mount Home Baptist Church, 2272 Mt. Home Church Road
Morganton, NC 28655 or to the Catawba Regional Hospice at 3975 Robinson Rd, Newton, NC 28658.
An online guestbook and obituary is available at
Heritage Funeral Service and Crematory is serving the family.