Mr. Jody Pafford, 86 of Nashville passed away Tuesday, September 14, 2021 at Irwin County Hospital. Mr. Pafford was born June 19, 1935 to the late Elias & Gladys Rowe Pafford. He enjoyed singing gospel music, fishing, and the mountains. Mr. Pafford attended The Cross Church in Nashville and loved his family very much.
Survivors include his children, Ricky Pafford of Omega, and Terry (Rita) Pafford of Sparks; stepchildren, Sammie Kent of Valdosta, and Debbi Waters of Valdosta; grandchildren, Brandon (C. J.) Pafford of Tifton, Austin (Jessica) Pafford of Valdosta, and Shelly Pafford of S. C.; great grandchildren, Meghan Pafford, Mallary Pafford, Mason Pafford, Jolie Pafford, and Ella Pafford; brother, Emory (Amy) Pafford of Ray City; sisters, Ann Pafford Gaskins of Nashville, Janice (Larry) Pafford Cooper of Nashville, Judy Pafford Gatlin of Nashville. Mr. Pafford was preceded in death by his wife, Jewel Pafford; granddaughter, Ashley Nicole Pafford; two brothers, Julian Pafford, and Jerry Pafford; and three sisters, Dorothy Pafford Joiner, Vivian Pafford Felts and Edith Pafford.
Graveside services will be held Friday, September 17, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at Beulah Holiness Baptist Church with Rev. Chris Martin, and Rev. Olin Witt officiating. The great nephews and great nieces will serve as pallbearers.
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