STANFORD, Loisell "Lois" Hurst, 87, went home to be with the Lord November 6, 2006. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 65 years, Ira Stanford. She is survived by her only child, William L. Stanford and his wife, Shirley of Sun City Center, Fla.; her sister, Josephine Saunders of Thonotosassa,Fla.; her two granddaughters, Betsy Bush of Brandon, Fla. and Stacy Mack and husband, Andrew, of Lakeland, Fla.; her six great-grandchildren, Timothy, Kimberly, Zachery, Erin, Elise, Elizabeth and many beloved nieces and nephews. She retired from the lunchroom at Horace Mann Junior High School in 1986. She attended Mango Church of God and played guitar and sang for many years with the Gospel Echos of Tampa Bay appearing regularly on TV and at many local churches and festivals. She will be remembered for her sweet spirit, her faith in God and her devotion to family. A graveside service will be 10 a.m. Friday, November 10, 2006, at Thonotosassa Cemetery, Thonotosassa. Hillsboro Memorial Funeral Home (813) 689-8121
Published by TBO.com on 11/8/2006