Hunter Levi Stanford

June 21, 1999February 1, 2013

Hunter Levi Stanford, 13, of Hackett, died Friday, February 1 2013 in his home. He was a student at Greenwood Junior High School. He was a member of the Partners Club, Recycle Team, Preschool Snack Team and the Special Olympics.

Survivors include his mother, Debbie Stanford of the home; maternal grandparents, Karen and Bud Robinson of Hackett; one sister, Brandie Bliss of Greenwood; one brother, Dustin Tankersley and wife, Nikki of Rock Island, and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and other family.

Funeral service will be 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 6 at Mount Zion Baptist Church in Hackett, with burial at West Harmony Cemetery near Hartford under the direction of McConnell Funeral Home of Greenwood. The family suggests that attending students may wear Greenwood Bulldog and Razorback attire. Viewing will be 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 Tuesday at the funeral home, where the family will visit with friends from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Pallbearers will be Dustin Tankersley, Rick Stanford, David Robinson, Tracy Robinson, Donny Robinson, Lee Robinsin, Darin Stanford and Jeremy Stanford. Honorary pallbearers will be nephews and cousins.

Memorials may be made to the Gregory Kistler Treatment Center for Children, 3304 South M Street, Fort Smith, AR 72901.


  • Funeral Service Wednesday, February 6, 2013
  • Family visitation Tuesday, February 5, 2013

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Sharon Montecalvo

April 18, 2013

Sending healing thoughts and love your way from a mom in the PWS community.

Colleen Mendoza

April 18, 2013

From one PWS family to another, our thoughts and prayers are with you during this very difficult time.

Deborah Simpson

March 27, 2013

Our prayers are with your family, please just know our hearts ache with all of you. Never lose faith for one day you will all be together again.

Lisa Wilmes

February 22, 2013

Hunter is up with my sweet PWS sister who passed shortly after her 40th Birthday. I am praying for you and your family.... With Love.

February 22, 2013

I look at Hunter's picture and I see our daughter, Janet. In your present sadness, please try to remember all the blessings and wonderful people you met through Hunter in his too short life. Although we don't know you personally, we connect and we share your grief as members of this PWS family worldwide.

Valerie Cirino

February 22, 2013

So sorry to hear of your loss. My son is 4 with PWS. I hope they find a cure soon so that no more of our beautiful children are lost. My prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. God bless.

Betty Maryanski

February 22, 2013

I,m so sorry for your loss. My prayer,s are with all of you. My daughter just turned 39 in january..She has Prader-Willi syndrome. I will put you all in our prayer listt at our Church..God Bless you all!

Misty Adams

February 22, 2013

Hunter must have been such a brave hero!!! My girl is 22 now with pws. My heart and prayers are with you! We offer a FaceBook group for grieving parents when and if you would like. PWS Exchange Grieving Parents Group.

Deynean Rivers

February 21, 2013

My condolences goes our to you and your family .I also have a son Tony 15 yrs old with Pws ,its a very difficult time but I'm sending my love and prayers from my family to yours.

Deonaka Fairbanks

February 21, 2013

I also have a 3 yr old son with PWS. My thoughts n prayers are with u and ur family during this time.