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Gwen "Sissy" Stanford

May 17, 1946 ~ June 20, 2022 (age 76)

Obituary

Gwen “Sissy” Stanford, a beloved beautiful soul, left this life on June 20, 2022, at the age of 76. She was born in Fort Worth, Texas on May 17, 1946, to Raymond Smith and Lillie (Cross) Smith. Sissy married her sweetheart Paul Stanford in Gainesville, Texas in April 1987.

Sissy had a lifelong passion for rodeos and listening to her favorite singer, George Strait. She cherished her family and loved to watch her grandchildren and great-grandchildren’s ball games.

Mrs. Stanford is survived by her precious husband, Paul Stanford of their home, children, Bill Stanford and wife Angel of Pirtle, Oklahoma, Rick Steward and wife JoAnn of Albany, Oklahoma, and Brenda Erwin of Durant, Oklahoma, grandchildren, great-grandkids, nieces, nephews, and cousins, and she is also survived by her sister, Janice Putman and husband Bobby of Lubbock, Texas, and sister-in-law, Dortha Smith of Azle, Texas.

Mrs. Stanford was preceded in death by her parents, Raymond and Lillie Smith, late husband, Jimmy Steward, children, Linda and Mike, and her brother, Ronnie Smith.

Family hour will be from 6-8:00 PM on Wednesday June 22nd at the Holmes~Coffey~Murray Chapel. A chapel service will be at 10:00 AM Thursday June 23rd with Bro. Jackie Robinson officiating. Her final earthly resting place will be the Albany Cemetery. Her pallbearers will be Nathan Stricklen, Kelly Stricklen, Michael Stanford, Donald Stanford, Joey Allen, and Jacob Byrd, the honorary pallbearers will be Anthony Winnett, Eric Jenkins, Frank Stricklen and Benny Holt.

Services are under the direction of Holmes~Coffey~Murray Funeral Home, 121 North 5th Street, Durant, Oklahoma 74701. www.holmescoffeymurray.com    






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Services

Visitation
Wednesday
June 22, 2022

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Holmes-Coffey-Murray Funeral Home
121 North 5th Street
Durant, OK

Funeral
Thursday
June 23, 2022

10:00 AM
Holmes-Coffey-Murray Funeral Home
121 North 5th Street
Durant, OK

Interment
Thursday
June 23, 2022

11:30 AM
Albany Cemetery

Albany, OK

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