ROCKWELL Stanley Marvin Hallford, 85, of Rockwell, went to be with his master Sunday, July 7, 2019. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., today (Wednesday, July 10), at Whitley's Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jasen Kirkman officiating. Family will receive friends from 12 to 1 p.m., one hour prior to the service. He was born Jan. 12, 1934, in Juniper, Ga., to the late William "Bill" Edward Hallford Sr. and the late Bertha Miller Hallford. In addition to his parents, Stanley was preceded in death a brother, William Edward Hallford Jr. Stanley retired from the State of North Carolina Youth Division at Stonewall Jackson in Concord. He was a Korean War veteran of the U.S. Army. During his time enlisted, he was stationed in Fort Riley, Kan., on a fishing trip to Council Grove Lake where he met the love of his life, Betty Jean Fisher of Peabody, Kan. They married Dec. 24, 1954, and were happily married for 64 1/2 years. Stanley taught his three sons how to hunt, fish, and loved to take them camping. He also loved to work with wood, making five fiddles and giving away lots of other things that he made with his hands. Those left to cherish his memory include his wife, Betty Fisher Hallford, of the home; and three sons, Mike Hallford (Deb) of Pinnacle, David Hallford of Salisbury and John Hallford (Lynn) of Mt. Pleasant. Pa has six grandchildren, Christina Hallford Kirkman (Jasen) of Granite Falls, Michael Hallford Jr. (Lorie) of Lenoir, Justin Hallford (Melissa) of Pinnacle, Leigh Hallford, Clay Hallford, and Elizabeth Hallford, all of South Carolina; two stepgrandchildren, Ian and Noah Richardson of Huntersville; great-grandchildren, Cameron and Payton Kirkman of Granite Falls, Blake and Brooke Hallford of Lenoir and Nolan Hallford of South Carolina; sister-in-law, Mildred Hallford of Kannapolis; four nieces and three nephews; and countless friends. Stanley was a loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather. He was loved by all. Online condolences may be sent at

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