Jeffery Lynn Stanford, 30 of Columbus, MS passed away Tuesday, March 24, 2009 at Baptist Memorial Hospital – GT, Columbus, MS. Visitation will be held Friday, March 27, 2009 from 7 to 9 PM at Lowndes Funeral Home, Columbus, MS. Funeral Services will be held Saturday, March 28, 2009 at 2 PM in the Lowndes Funeral Home Chapel with Mr. Mitchell Rushing officiating. Interment will be in Beersheba Cemetery, Columbus, MS with Lowndes Funeral Home, Columbus, MS directing. Mr. Stanford was born September 9, 1978 in LaFayette, LA to Linda Rushing Stanford and Kenneth Donald Stanford and was a lifetime resident of Columbus, MS. He attended First Pentecostal Church, Columbus, MS. Mr. Stanford was previously employed by B & W as a welder with eight years of service and a member of the Boilermaker’s Union. He served in the Army National Guard, Aberdeen, MS. Mr. Stanford is survived by his wife, Tonya Stanford, Columbus, MS; mother, Linda Stanford, Shreveport, LA; father, Don Stanford, Tyler, TX; children, Kane Stanford, Columbus, MS; and Kelsey Stanford, Columbus, MS; brothers, Scott Procell, Baton Rouge, LA; Toby Stanford, Shreveport, LA; and sister, Dori Stanford Sheppeard, Caledonia, MS. Pallbearers will be Bob Mayor, Toby Stanford, Kenny Stokes, Billy Woychesim, Jeffrey Chaney, and Gary Nash. Honorary pallbearers will be staff of the ICU at Baptist Memorial Hospital – GT, Dr. Cameron Huxford, and staff of Southwest Dialysis Center. Memorials may be sent to Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, MS Chapter, 405 Fontaine Place, Ste 103, Ridgeland, MS 39157.