The Palestine Herald, Palestine, Texas


June 7, 2014

Martha Stafford Jones

Martha Stafford Jones, better known as Granny or G.G. by those who loved her, died peacefully sitting in her backyard watching her dogs play and listening to the birds sing on June 1, 2014 at the age of 82.

Mass will be held at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Palestine, Texas on Monday, June 9, 2014, at 1 p.m. Burial will follow at The Stafford-Tucker Cemetery in Bradford, Texas. Bailey & Foster Funeral Home will be handling the funeral arrangements. 


Martha is survived by her grandchildren, Gretchen Wilson, Robert Murphy, Michael Murphy and wife Pam, Vincent Meinzer, Betty Jean Vineyard, Dustin Cleghorn, Jack Cleghorn, Zachary Cleghorn and Cherish Cleghorn; her great-grandchildren, Kody Murphy, Troy Wilson, Christian Blythe, Emily Meinzer, Destiny Vineyard, Tate Patton, Joshua Murphy, Matt Meinzer, Austin Vineyard and Tori Patton; and daughters, Michelle and Jodi.


Martha was an amazing woman who brought insight and joy to all whom she loved. She gave us all hope and strength to better our lives and always enjoyed taking care of us. She enjoyed animals, cooking, and keeping up with friends and family on facebook.

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