July 22, 2018
Martha Elizabeth Johnson Stanback, age 81, of Columbus, MS, passed away July 19, 2018, at Vineyard Court Nursing Center. A private family graveside service will be held at Memorial Gardens of Columbus with Rev. Carolyn Hulen officating. Memorial Gunter Peel Funeral Home & Crematory 2nd Ave. location is in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Stanback was born March 1, 1937, in Warrensburg, MO, to the late William Edward and Stella Robbins Johnson. She received her undergraduate degree from Central Missouri State University. Mrs. Stanback reveived her masters degree from the University of Mississippi where she met her late husband, Dr. Charles Oliver Stanback. She was a member of Womens Aglow and also started the Christian Womens Fellowship. In addition to her parents and husband, Mrs. Stanback was preceded in death by her son, Charles William Stanback. Survivors include her daughter, Janet Stanback Austin of Columbus, MS; sons, Brad Stanback and his wife Voula of Columbus, MS and Dr. John Stanback and his wife Courtney of Columbus, MS; grandchildren, Ashley Nicole Stanback, Charles William Stanback, Jr., Philip Reaves Stanback, Sara Elizabeth Austin, Kathryn Elizabeth Stanback, Charles William Austin, James Robert Austin, Rachel Chaire Stanback, John Neil Stanback and Charles Bradley Stanback; and great-grandson, Oliver Roosevelt Pounders. Pallbearers will be Charles Stanback, John Neil Stanback, Jason Pounders, Alex Nettles, Brian Gildea and Philip Stanback. Memorials may be made to the House of Restoration, 100 Stewart Ave.,Columbus, MS, 39702.