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David D. Stanley

May 21, 1929 — September 28, 2021

David D. Stanley

David D. Stanley, age 92, of Resaca, passed away Tuesday September 28th at his residence.

David was born May 21, 1929, in Ft. Payne, Alabama, son of the late Tom Stanley and Senie “Bell” Dean Stanley. He had lived most of his life in Gordon County and prior to his retirement was employed by Atlantic Rug Company.

Besides his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Catherine Stanley, seven brothers and sisters, Ralph Stanley, Jay Stanley, Calvin Stanley, Clayton Stanley, Ruby Gravitt, May Dupree, and Gladys Hyde. His great-grandson, David E. Holden also precedes him.

Survivors include his daughter, Gail Holden and her husband Rickey; one sister, Inez Boswell; three grandchildren, Wayne Holden and his wife Rebecca, Ann Holden, and Bonnie Holden; four great-grandchildren, Patricia Dell Dutton and her husband Eli, Rena Holden, Rachel Holden and Sarah Holden. One great-great-granddaughter, Rae Dutton also survives.

Funeral services will be conducted Friday October 1st at 2pm from the chapel of Thomas Funeral Home. Burial will follow in the Mt. Zion Baptist Cemetery with Wayne Holden, Eli Dutton, Robert Luellen, Randy Wheat, Nathan Wyatt, and Jerry Hudson serving as pallbearers.

The family will receive friends Friday from 12 noon until the funeral hour at 2pm.

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