Albuquerque Journal - October 1, 2003
Rev. Clarence L. Stanfield, 91. Services will be held Thursday, October 2, 2003 at 3:00 p.m. at First United Methodist Church in Hobbs. Rev. Todd Dyess, pastor, will officiate. Interment will be at Grady Cemetery at Grady, NM. Smith-Rogers Funeral Home is directing arrangements. Born October 11, 1911, at Grady, he passed away September 28th. He was married to Thelma Jane Chapman. She preceded him in death. Rev. Stanfield served churches on the Clovis circuit, Portales Circuit, at Goldsmith & Van Horn/Sierra Blanca, Texas, and in Raton, Gallup and Albuquerque. He was pastor for eight years at the Jal/Wink Methodist churches, building a new parsonage and church in Jal while there. He was a volunteer chaplain for the Albuquerque Police Department, was a member of the board of Pensions for the New Mexico Methodist Conference; and served as president of the Rotary Club at both Jal and Gallup. Survivors include a son, David Stanfield of Edgewood; two daughters, Joyce Kemper of Hobbs and Sharron Bennett of Jonesboro, Arkansas; one brother, Clyde Ray Stanfield of Albuquerque; a sister, Gladys Thomas of Grady; and eight grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers; and four sisters. Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church of Jal, NM or to other churches where Rev. Stanfield served.