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Carol L. Halford

d. November 25, 2017

Carol L. Halford passed from this world on Saturday, November, 25, 2017.  She was born the daughter of Howard and Cecile Stites on January 12, 1936, in Jackson, Michigan. She married Gary Halford on August 6, 1951.

They farmed in the Cantrall area until 2000.  Carol was a proud member of the Athens Christian Church and loved the Lord.

Mrs. Halford is survived by her husband, Gary; son, Gary L. (Rhonda) of Palm Coast, FL; son Steve (Jan) of Sherman; daughter, Linda Daugherty (Ron) of Springfield, and son, Greg (Kayla) of Skiatook, OK.  Carol was a loving grandma to ten grandchildren, Shanna Hull, Michael Halford, Bryon Lenhart, Courtney Provart, Nikki Bounds, B.J. Halford, Josh Halford, Rodney Halford, Patrick Daugherty, Brock Halford; 14 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She is preceded by her mother; her father; a brother, Richard Stites; a sister, Barbara; and father and mother-in-law, Hallye and Eva Halford.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, November 28, 2017 from 5:00 until 7:00 PM at the Athens Christian Church.  Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at 10:00 AM at Athens Christian Church.

Burial will be held at Horse Creek Cemetery in Pawnee, IL at 1:00 PM following the luncheon.

Rev. Ken Gennicks from the Athens Christian Church will be officiating

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Athens Christian Church Building Fund.


  1. I was sadden to read of your loss. Keeping the family in my thoughts and prayers for strength and peace.

  2. So sorry to hear of Carol’s passing. Prayers for you Gary and your family . We will miss her smiling face at the park and church.

  3. To Gary and family

    I am sorry to hear of Carol’s passing. I remember all of you from First Congregational United Church of Christ and that we are shirt tail relatives as Carol says.

    She’s in a better place.

    Love and hugs,
    Diana /Smith

  4. Gary, Gary L, Steve, Linda, and Greg, I’m So sorry to hear about Carol, and your mom.
    I just saw her last month or so when we were out and about, and I was coming out a door as she was coming in.
    I remember so many of the good times we’ve shared at church activities, women’s retreats, and helping out at church. And the time Becky and I were visiting at your farm so long ago.
    Wishing you peace and comfort. Sending you hugs.
    Wendy Wilson

  5. Gary sorry to hear about your Mom I’m not able to make to make it out there, be thinking about you.

  6. I am very sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  7. I’m so sorry for your loss. The pain and grief of loosing someone we love can seem unbearable. Something that can be comforting is God’s word. As 1 Corinthians 1:3&4 says; …the God of all comfort, who comforts all in our trials…The Bible helps us to understand how God feels about death. Isaiah 25:8 says God will defeat our enemy death, and it will be gone forever. -More comforting truths can be found in a book called “What Does the Bible Really Teach”. I hope you will look into this subject further. I know it will bring you comfort and peace as it did me. Sincerely Nora
    Book found on JW.ORG

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