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Melvin Henry Stanfield

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

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Melvin Henry Stanfield, son of the late John Henry and Ruby Ethel Ryans Stanfield, was born on Jan. 10, 1936, at Wardell and died Monday, Nov. 24, 2008, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau.

He had been a resident of Gideon.

On March 13, 1954, he was united in marriage to Anna Jane Roberts in Wardell. He was a member of Huey Baptist Church in Gideon where he had been a deacon. He had been a farmer.

Survivors include his wife Ann Stanfield of Gideon; two sons, Wayne Stanfield and Tim Stanfield, both of Gideon; two daughters, Debbie Pratte of Gideon and Paula Kinchen of Dexter; one brother, Jessie Stanfield of Oxley; three sisters, Belle Ryker of Yale, Okla., Paulette Berry of Poplar Bluff and Edith Crafton of Louisville, Ky.; 11 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Carl Stanfield; one sister, Mary Bonds.

Visitation will be held at 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 28, 2008, at Bradshaw Funeral Home in Gideon.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 29, 2008, at Bradshaw Chapel in Gideon with Rev. Bruce Vinson officiating.

Interment will follow in Stanfield Cemetery at Clarkton.