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Doris Scott Stafford

May 9, 1937 — April 27, 2023

Doris Scott Stafford, 85, of Dyersburg, died Thursday, April 27, 2023 at her residence.  Born May 9, 1937 in Dyersburg, she is the daughter of the late Dennis Edward and Ada Mae Devasier Scott. She was a beloved mother, grandmother, and special friend to all who knew her.

She graduated from Dyer County High School and went on to graduate from The University of Memphis with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education. A few years later, she received  her Master’s Degree from the University of Tennessee at Martin. Upon graduation, she began her teaching career with the Dyersburg City School System.  She taught sixth grade math for thirty-one and a half years to hundreds of students. After she retired from teaching full time, she continued to work part time tutoring. She touched many lives along the way.  Teaching was her passion and her students were always close to her heart. Everywhere Ms. Stafford went in Dyersburg, she was greeted by former students of all ages who would hug her and express their appreciation of her.

 Aside from teaching, Doris had a passion for decorating and cooking. She helped decorate many homes around Dyersburg and was constantly working on her own home. Meals at her house were always special.  She enjoyed family gathering around the table, sharing time together and eating the delicious meals she prepared. Her specialty was chicken and dressing.

She had many close friends that she loved dearly. She never met a stranger and would help anyone who needed a favor. She had a heart for serving others and the Lord. She was a devout Christian and loved the Lord dearly.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 2, 2023 in the Chapel of Curry Funeral Home officiated by Dr. Phill Hall with interment to follow in Fairview Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Monday, May 1st beginning at 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

Tim Vaughn, Mark Agee, Tony Martinez, Keith Hamm, Danny Walden and James T. Cobb will serve as pallbearers.  Honorary pallbearers will be Warner Agee, Charlie Weaver and Daniel Branum.

She leaves to cherish her memory, two daughters, Sandra Stafford, Lisa Stafford Seaton, both of Dyersburg; her companion of 35 years, Brandon Walters; two grandchildren, Joshua Scott Seaton, Julia Leigh Seaton Branum (Daniel); and two great-grandsons, Cohen and Cayden Branum. 

The family asks that any memorials be directed to St. Jude’s Children Research Hospital, PO Box 50, Memphis, TN  38101-9929 or Dyersburg/Dyer Co Humane Society, P.O. Box 223, Dyersburg, TN 38025.

Funeral services are under the direction of Curry Funeral Home.  We are privileged and honored to serve the Stafford family. You may share your condolences and your memories with the family at

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Monday, May 1, 2023

4:00 - 6:00 pm (Central time)

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Funeral Service

Tuesday, May 2, 2023

Starts at 1:00 pm (Central time)

Chapel of Curry Funeral Home

1984 St John Ave, Dyersburg, TN 38024

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Final Resting Place

Tuesday, May 2, 2023

Starts at 1:45 pm (Central time)

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