Stafford, Lena Combs

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Lena Elsie Combs Stafford, 96, of Dublin, VA, went to be with the Lord Tuesday, April 10, 2018. She was born May 12, 1921 at Dublin, VA, the daughter of the late William & Bertha Haga Combs.

Her greatest passion was her love for the Lord and she was the last remaining charter member of French’s Chapel Pentecostal Holiness Church. She enjoyed working puzzle books and was an avid reader.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Clyde Stafford, Jr., her son, Bill Stafford, her grandson, Matt Woodyard, a brother, Herbert Combs and a sister, Bernice Combs.

Left to cherish her memory of a life well lived are her son & daughter-in-law, David & Sheila Stafford; her daughters & sons-in-law, Faye Atkins, Reba & “Buck” Harrell and Betty & Rayburn Woodyard; her brothers, Victor Combs and Wesley Combs; her sisters, Mary Hash and Jenny Swale;11 Grandchildren, 22 Great-Grandchildren, 8 Great-Great-Grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews.

Funeral services will be held Friday, April 13, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. at French’s Chapel Pentecostal Holiness Church with Rev. David Wood officiating. Burial will follow at Highland Memory Gardens, Dublin. The family will receive friends on Thursday, April 12, 2018 at the church from 6:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M.

The Stafford family is in the care of A. Vest & Sons Funeral Home, White Gate,, (540) 921-2985.