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 Alphonso L. Archie L. Bryon Lewis  Charles Franklin
C. J Dorothy Mary Eddie H. Edna V.
Ernest G. Van Harry R. Ida
Imojean A. Irene Yvonne James A.  
Jewel Pauline Juda Standifer Baker.   Melda Gilley
Michael David Robert A. Winnifred D.

 From: The Fort Worth Star-Telegram; Publication Date: October 29, 1995, p. 33

FORT WORTH - Alphonso L. Standifer, a retired computer technician, died Oct. 18 in Washington, D.C. Memorial service: 6 p.m. Monday at Greater St. James Baptist Church. Burial: Greenlawn Cemetery in Cleburne. Mr. Standifer was a graduate of I. M. Terrell High School, Wiley College and the University of Pennsylvania. He was a life member of Wiley College Alumni Association and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity. He was affiliated with Beta Tau Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alphi in Fort Worth. He was also an American Legion Member.  He retired from the General Services Administration after 42 years as a systems analyst. His responsibility included computer training for key personnel over the 11 districts of the United States. He was an Army veteran of World War II. He was formerly a member of Greater St.James Baptist Church in Fort Worth.

 Mr. Standifer was the widower of Mildred Baker Standifer, who died in 1981. Survivors: Son, Milfred Standifer of Washington, D.C.; daughter, Alphonda Standifer of New York City; sister, Helen Standifer Hutcherson of Los Angeles; and many cousins, nieces.  nephews, other family members and friends. Baker Funeral Home 301 E. Rosedale, 332-4468

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C. J. Standifer
Contributed by Dale Standifer
From: The Republic Picket; Red Lodge, MT, Thursday, Nov. 23, 1911; p.5-Col.3

C. J. Standifer, aged about 65 years, died at the log house near the slaughter house Tuesday afternoon.  The man had been ill for some time, suffering from an ulcer in the ear and the direct cause of his death was this ulcer, which broke and ran into the brain.  He leaves a wife and five children and it is understood that they are in very poor circumstances.  The funeral will be held this afternoon at 2 p.m. from the Christian Church.

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 From: The Courier-Journal Louisville, KY; Publication Date: August 26, 1994, p. 05B

Charles Franklin Standifer, 65, died Wednesday at Jewish Hospital. He was a native of Shelburn, Ind., and a retired boiler tender for Jefferson County. Survivors: his wife, the former Vivian Florence Moreland; a daughter, Charletta Faye Scales of Bullitt County; a son, Gary Wynn Standifer; three sisters, Julia Lea Standifer and Anetta Estele Wilson, both of Orlando, Fla., and Ruthadell Lockard; and 10 grandchildren. Funeral: 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Calvary Apostolic United Pentecostal Church, 4936 Hazelwood Ave. Burial: Bethany Memorial Cemetery. Visitation: Arch L. Heady Dixie Highway Funeral Home, 7710 Dixie Highway, 1-9 p.m. Friday.

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From: The Daily Oklahoman; Publication Date: June 18, 1991, p. 26

Dorothy Mary Standifer, 67, of Del City, passed away Saturday, June 15, 1991, at Midwest City Regional Hospital. She was born July 5, 1923 in Houma, La. She lived in Del City for 21 years. She retired from Tinker AFB after 20 years service. She is survived by her mother, Lena B. Hebert, Houma, La.; a daughter, Linda M. Mills and her husband, Robert, Jones, Ok.; a son, Noah Standifer and his wife, Lori, Naples, Fl.; 2 granddaughters, Dorothy Shetley and her husband, Brent, Choctaw, Polly Etta Mills, Jones. Services at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Bill Eisenhour Southeast Chapel, Del City. Interment at Evergreen Cemetery, Minco, Ok. Closed casket service. Contact funeral home for state room times.

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 From: The Orange County Register, Orange Co. CA; Publication Date: June 29, 1990, pg. B14

Eddie H. Standifer, 91, of Santa Ana, a retired housekeeper, died Tuesday. Graveside services at 10 a.m. today at Westminster Memorial Park. Arrangements by Brown Colonial Mortuary, Santa Ana. Survived by her daughter, Fannie Mott of Newport Beach; sister, Nancy Latham; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

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From: The Fort Worth Star-Telegram; Publication Date: June 03, 1992, p. 19

Ernest Standifer
WICHITA FALLS - Ernest Moncrief Standifer, a retired civil service carpenter at Sheppard Air Force Base, died Monday in Wichita Falls. He was 87. Funeral will be at 11:30 a.m. today at Floral Heights United Methodist Church, where he was a member. Burial will be in Crestview Memorial Park in Wichita Falls. Hampton-Vaughn Funeral  Directors in Wichita Falls is in charge of arrangements.  Mr. Standifer was born in McLennan County and had lived in Wichita Falls since 1950.  At his church, he was a member and song leader of the Methodist Men and the Merle Anthony Bible Class. Mr. Standifer was the widower of Grace Standifer, who died in 1979. The family suggests that memorials be made to Floral Heights United Methodist Church, 2214 10th St., Wichita Falls 76301. Survivors: Wife for 12 years, Edna Standifer of Wichita Falls; son, Carey Eugene Standifer of Hurst; daughter, Patricia Koonce of Fort Worth; brother, the Rev. Lacy Collins Standifer of Odessa; sister, Laura Mabel Dell Myer of Norman, Okla.; 11 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

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From: The Washington Times; Publication Date: September 18, 1992, p. B6

G. Van Standifer, 64, former Glenarden town manager and founding president of the National Association of Midnight Basketball Leagues, died Sept. 16 in his sleep at his Glenarden home. A native of Greer, S.C., he spent most of his life in the Washington area. While serving as town manager for Glenarden in 1986, he decided something had to be done for youngsters who faced escalating crime in his community. He wanted to give something back to the community, help get youths off the streets after dark and engage in something constructive, his son Nelson said yesterday. Mr. Standifer came up with a simple answer: the Midnight Basketball League. Youths take to courts around the nation from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. Teams have their own uniforms, leagues, gyms, officials and fans. "He felt something needed to be done to rescue our youth. . . . Basketball was the most popular drawing card," said Nelson, 35, director of the league in Glenarden. He said the idea drew kids off the street for the games, after which workshops were offered on such topics as AIDS, safe sex and teen-age pregnancy. The late hours, Mr. Standifer often said, were the prime time of drug and other criminal activities, and his players were at games instead of on street corners. The idea caught on quickly, and the league spread nationwide to include chapters in 34 cities. President Bush recognized it as a "point of light," and Housing and Urban Development Secretary Jack Kemp praised the program. Mr. Standifer received numerous awards, including citations from Maryland Gov. William Donald Schaefer and Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley. Prince George's County named him Prince Georgian of the Year in 1989 for his community contributions, and Citizens for a Drug-Free America awarded him a Citizen's Commendation in 1990 for his efforts in the fight against drugs. Survivors include his wife, Martha; two sons, Eric and Nelson, both of Glenarden; and a grandson.

 Funeral arrangements were incomplete. The family suggests that expressions of sympathy be in the form of contributions to the Midnight  Basketball League Inc.

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 From: The Kansas City Star; Publication Date: November 03, 1997, p. B3

HARRY R. ``BOB'' STANDIFER, 78, Kingsville, MO, died Saturday, November 1, 1997, at his home.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, November 5, at the Williams Funeral Chapel, Holden, MO. The Rev. Bill Simmer will officiate; burial in the Kingsville Cemetery. The family will receive friends 1-2 p.m. Wednesday prior to the service at the chapel. Memorial contributions are suggested to Twin Lakes Hospice and may be left at the chapel. Bob was born Wednesday, January 8, 1919, in Hartville, MO, the son of William Newton Standifer, and Bertie T. Brazzeal Standifer. On September 2, 1939, he was married to Betty A. Story in Olathe, KS. Bob had lived north of Kingsville since 1969. He was a truck driver for the Williams Meat Company, Kansas City, KS, retiring in 1975. He was a U.S. Army veteran of WWII, serving from January 29, 1943 to December 1, 1945. He served in the Pacific theater, central Burma, with the 209th Combat Engineer's Co., which built the Ledo Road between Burma and China. He was a member of Temple Lodge No. 299, A.F. and A.M., Kansas City, nd a life member of the Missouri Fox Trotting Horse Breed Association. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Betty, of the home; a nephew, Steven Leasure, Independence, MO; two nieces, Barabara Ann Grisham, Independence, MO, and Mary Jo Bowman, Phoenix, AZ; a sister, Betty Leasure, Grandview, MO; serveral great-nephews, great-nieces, and cousins. He was preceded in death by three sisters, Grace Borders, Juanita Kindle, and Oletha Snow, and a brother, Guy Raymond Standifer. (Arrangements: Williams Funeral Chapel, Holden, MO)

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From: The Kansas City Star; Publication Date: September 29, 1994, p. C4

Ida Standifer Lewis, 93, Kansas City, Kan., died Sept. 27, 1994, at the home. Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Thatcher Chapel; burial in Maple Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday at the chapel. Mrs. Lewis was born in Chandler, Okla., and had lived in Kansas City, Kan., since 1909. She worked for the Faultless Laundry, retiring in the early 1960s. She was a member of the Bible Temple Missionary Baptist.

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From: The Fort Worth Star-Telegram; Publication Date: January 03, 1993, p. 30

 FORT WORTH - Irene Yvonne Standifer, a financial secretary for the Fort Worth school district, died Thursday at a Fort Worth Hospital. She was 54. Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Morningside United Methodist Church. Baker Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Burial will be in Laurel Land Memorial Park in Crowley. Survivors: Husband, Odell Standifer of Fort Worth; son, Odell Standifer Jr. of Fort Worth; daughter, Barbara Tompkins Brown of Houston; four brothers, Roland Tompkins and Willie Tompkins, both of Prairie View, and Michael Tompkins and Larry Tompkins, both of Houston; seven sisters, Martha Wright of Fort Worth, Evelyn Wolfe and Barbara Tompkins Brown, both of Houston, and Ada Bennett, Lucinda VanDuren, Sherllyn Swanson and Derallyn Dixon, all of Prairie View; and one grandchild.

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From: Clayton Today, Pushmataha Co., OK; Publication Date: October 13, 1994

James A. "Jim" Standifer, 75, of rural Talihina, died October 6, 1994 at Sparks Regional Medical Center in Fort Smith, Arkansas.  He was born November 11, 1918, at Albion to Thea F. and Sidney Farmer Standifer.  He had been a lifetime resident of the Talihina area.  He had been a member of the Falfa Baptist Church.  He was employed at the Oklahoma Veterans Center, Talihina, as an operating engineer #1, retiring in 1980.  He is preceded in death by two daughters, Stella MIZE and Winnona MORGAN.  Survivors include his wife, Jewell, four sons, 18 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.  Services were held October 10 at Falfa Baptist Church with Rev. Carrol Fitzgerald and Rev. Delton Cooper officiating.  Burial was at Cupco Cemter under the direction of Drake-Jones Funeral Home.

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From: The Press-Enterprise Riverside, CA; Publication Date: September 07, 1997, p. B06

Jewel Pauline Standifer
Graveside services for Jewel Pauline Standifer, 93, will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Montecito Memorial Park in Colton. She died Friday of pneumonia at Reche Canyon Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center in Colton. Friends may call from 4 until 8 p.m. today at Stanley L. Dickey Mortuary in Fontana. Mrs. Standifer, who was born in Caney, Okla., lived in Rialto and Fontana for a total of 50 years. She worked in the food service department for the San Bernardino County Medical Center for 20 years. She was a member of the Arrowhead Rebekah Lodge Post 410 in San Bernardino, the San Bernardino Retirement Association and the Sierra Vista Baptist Church in Colton. Mrs. Standifer is survived by a daughter, Nella Sterner of San Bernardino; nine grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; and 14 great-great-grandchildren. The family suggests memorial contributions to the Arrowhead Rebekah Lodge Post 410 in San Bernardino.

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From: Unknown Tarrant Co., TX Newspaper, 1931:

JUDA STANDIFER BAKER.  One of Tarrant County's oldet citizens, Mrs. Judie Baker, age 97 years and 11 days, passed away at the home of her son, D. B. Baker, N. Center, Wednesday evening, March 4th (1931), after a lingering illness.

Mrs. Baker was familiarly known in this community as Aunt Judie who was a good neighbor and a true Christian, being a member of the Baptist church for over fifty years.  She was devoted to her church and a constant reader of the Bible.  She was probably the oldest woman in the county.  Funeral services were conducted Thursday afternoon by their old neighbor, Rev. C. E. Statham.  Her body was laid to rest in Parkdale Cemetery.  Survivors are one son, D. B. Baker./  Pall bearers were John Pilant, Benton Collins, T. F. Yates, Vill Leatherman, G. A. Cke, and Gordon Nichols.

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From: The Courier-Journal Louisville, KY; Publication Date: July 05, 1995, p.06B

Melda Gilley Standifer

CHARLESTOWN -- Melda Gilley Standifer, 81, Whitesburg, Ky., died Tuesday at Clark County Continuing Care Center in Jeffersonville. She was a native of Letcher County, Ky. Survivors: two sons, Roy Standifer of Otisco and David Standifer of Whitesburg; four daughters, Audrey Hickerson of Lake Wales, Fla., Mable Clapp of Otisco, Shirley Day of Whitesburg and Pauline Odum of Jeffersonville; 17 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren. Funeral: 1 p.m. Thursday, Everridge Funeral Home, Whitesburg. Burial: Blair Cemetery, near Whitesburg. Visitation: 5-9 p.m. Wednesday and after 9 a.m. Thursday. Arrangements: Grayson Charlestown Funeral Home.

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From: The News Tribune Tacoma, WA; Publication Date: November 18, 1995, p. A6

Michael David Standifer passed away Nov. 15, 1995. He was born in Louisville, KY on Feb. 8, 1955. He was preceded in death by his mother, Katherine A. Standifer and is survived by Mary and Joel Barrett; his son, Joshua Standifer; father, Carson L. Standifer; brother, Timothy W. Standifer; sisters, Rebecca Mackiewicz and Laura Standifer; grandmother, Tamara Crossman; many nieces and nephews who loved him. Services will be held at Fir Lane Funeral Home and Memorial Park, Tues., Nov. 21, 11 a.m. Friends who wish may make donations to their local food bank in Michael's name. Fir Lane Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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 From: The Fort Worth Star-Telegram; Publication Date: June 15, 1996, p. 11

FORT WORTH - Robert A. Standifer, 77, a minister, died Thursday in Bedford. Funeral: 10 a.m. Monday at Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home in Colleyville. Burial: Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park. Visitation: 6 to 8 tonight at the funeral home. Robert Standifer was born Jan. 31, 1919, in Chattanooga, Tenn. He was called home by the Lord on June 13, 1996, to join his wife, Ota Ka King Standifer. He served his country in the Navy during World War II and committed his life to serving the Lord at an early age. He graduated from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and served as a pastor. He ministered to spiritual needs in several nursing homes, and he and his wife served together as a team with the Mission Service Corps. Survivors: Son, Bobby Standifer and wife Lavinia of Keller; daughters, Polly Gann of Fort Worth and Cheryl Standifer of Austin; brother, James Standifer of Tennessee; sisters, Louise Tuggle and Doris Caldwell, both of Tennessee, and Norma Roberts and husband Ed of Duncanville; grandchildren, Burke Gann of Arlington, Dale Gann of Arlington, Ursula Thompson of Bedford, Cindy Day of Kennedale and Kenny Reddick of California; great-grandchildren, Brittany Gann of Arlington, and Brandon Day and Austin Day, both of Kennedale; and nephews, Don and Dan Caldwell of Tennessee. Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home Colleyville, 281-8751

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From:  The Kansas City Star; Publication Date: May 05, 1994, p. C4

WINNIFRED V. STANDIFER Winnifred V. Standifer, 70, central Kansas City, died May 2, 1994, at Baptist Medical Center. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Risen Christ Catholic Church; graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the Leavenworth National Cemetery. Friends may call from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the church. Mrs. Standifer was born in Emporia, Kan., and moved to this area 51 years ago. She was a payroll examiner for the Marine Corps Finance Center in Kansas City before she retired. She was a member of the church and its Altar and Rosary Society. Survivors include her husband, Eugene Standifer Jr., and a daughter, Pamela Sue Standifer Marshall, both of the home; a brother, Edward H. Henderson, Chicago; and a sister, Martha P. Burns, Kansas City.

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Mrs. Edna V. Standifer of Mayfield, CA, died Monday, age 50.  Formerly of Waco, McLeannan Co., TX.  Four children, including Mr. F. P. Mills of Waco.

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From: Middlesboro Daily News (KY)
Pub. November 10, 1923 (SAT)

Former Local Man Dies in Louisville, Burial Here
Archie L. Standifer, 31, formerly of Middlesboro, died in Louisville at 8 o'clock Thursday night of pnuemonia.  The remains have been shipped to Middlesboro and are expected to arrive here this evening.  Interment will be in Sharps cemetery.

The deceased, who lived here until about eight years ago, has many friends and relatives in this vicinity.  He is survived by a wife, a mother, Mrs. Eliza Standifer; two brothers, Charles and Jim Standifer and a grandfather, Preston Manis.

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From: Chattanooga News-Free Press
Sunday, October 17. 1993

Byron Louis Standifer Jr. of Signal Mountain, Tenn. died Saturday at his home. He was 71. Mr. Standifer, a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga area, was retired after 38 years with the TVA. He was a 40-year member of Local 43, a member of Red Bank Masonic Lodge 717 F&AM and a Baptist. Survivors include his wife, Isabella J. Standifer; two sons, Don Standifer and George "Bill" Standifer, both of Chattanooga; four grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Services will be held Monday at 1 p.m. at the Coulter Chapel of Lane Funeral Home with the Rev. Marvin McClendon officiating. Burial will be in Chattanooga Memorial Park, with David Hamby, Danny Lusk, Robert Mason, John Redmone, Woodrow Bledsoe and Isaac Armstrong serving as pallbearers. Honorary
pallbearers are members of the Sequoyah/TVA Shop. The family will receive friends today after 4 p.m. at the funeral home.

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From: San Diego Union-Tribune
San Diego, CA
Friday, April 2, 2004

IMOJEAN A. STANDIFER, 90, of San Diego died March 19.  She was born in Colorado and was a homemaker and nurse.  She was a member of Beta Sigma Phi.  Survivors include her daughter, Lanilei Standifer of Grand Junction, Colorado; son, Kerry Standifer of San Diego; sisters, Orda Barnes of Portland, Oregon, and Faith Kinney of Oregon; and brother Florest Clifton of Idaho.  Services in Grand Junction, Colorado, were pending.  Donations: San Diego Hospice, 4311 Third Ave., San Diego, CA 92103; or Alzheimer's Association, 8514 Commerce Avenue, San Diego, CA 92121.  Arrangements: San Diego Cremation.

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