Leak Memory Chapel


Donald Montgomery Stansell

September 10, 1945January 10, 2021

Donald Montgomery Stansell, “Don”, age 75, passed away Sunday, January 10, 2021, peacefully at Baptist East Hospital in Montgomery, Alabama. Don married the love of his life, Peggy Scofield Stansell, on February 4,1982. He graduated from Auburn University with a Bachelor's Degree in Architecture. Don was a member of Frazer United Methodist Church (Montgomery, AL) for over 40 years. He loved to travel, especially, with his wife. He always worked hard to provide for his family as it brought him so much joy to do so. Don is preceded in death by his parents, Dr. James Rushing and Lennie Bell Stansell. He is survived by his wife, Peggy, and his 4 children; Charles Reese Stansell (Shelly), Ashley Diana Stansell Black, John Michael Poundstone Jr., Jessica Blair Stansell (Clay), and his 10 grandchildren; Ryan Black, Abby Stansell, Maddie Black, Marshall Stansell, Colby Yarbough, Emily Poundstone, Luke Black, Trent Yarbough, Jacob Stansell, Pippa Yarbrough, and his 3 brothers; Richard Stansell (Marlit), Frederick Stansell (Linda), and Brett Stansell. In lieu of flowers, please make a charitable donation to Shriners Children's Hospital in honor of Don’s memory. A visitation is set for Friday, Jan. 15 from 5:00 – 7:00 pm at Leak Memory Chapel. Services will conclude on Saturday, Jan. 16, at 11:00 am in Forest Hills Cemetery.

…do not grieve like the rest of mankind, who have no hope. For we believe that Jesus died and rose again, and so we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in him. 1 Thessalonians 4:13-14


  • Visitation

    Friday, January 15, 2021

  • Graveside Service

    Saturday, January 16, 2021


Donald Montgomery Stansell

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Julia Young

January 22, 2021

Don was my first date. We were perhaps 14 and 15 or thereabouts, and his dad drove us. Where, I don't remember. Probably to some Youth Center event. Don and I lost touch after we graduated from Tift Co. High School, but we reconnected via Facebook a few years ago. We were on opposite political sides, but we heard each other and stayed friends. He was a wonderful person. To his family, I send my condolences, best wishes, and genuine care. Blessings on you all as you face this difficult time. Best, JuJu (Julia Hutchinson Young)

Charles Horn

January 17, 2021

Peggy, Mike & Family,

Nedra and I are sorry to hear about Don. We know he will be missed by all of you and his many friends from Frazer and elsewhere. We especially remember those years of going to four straight Dixie Youth World Series from South Carolina to Texas to Florida. Don was always there as a Coach or Manager and was always the reassuring, positive influence in good and bad times. I later got to know him really well playing together on the Frazer Blue Softball Team. Covid kept us from coming to visitation, but know that we are thinking of you.

Charles and Nedra Horn

Freddie Stansell

January 15, 2021

When I was less than 5 years old Don would have been 9 or so, we lived on some farm near Athens while my daddy was attending UGA on the GI Bill. I believe my parents were managing the farm or something. I have a persistent memory of my brothers (Don and Dickie) and me riding on some sort of tractor pulled flatbed trailer. And I promise, I remember them jumping off the flatbed, each with a croker sack, and catching the flushed out rabbits and stuffing them in the sack.

sandy sibbet walker

January 14, 2021

I grew up with the Stansell boys and don’t have an outside play memory that doesn’t include them. Building forts, riding bikes, sharing afternoon snacks. They were my “brothers” from a different mother. Don was the oldest and in my mind, he hung the moon. I remember him life guarding at the pool, dancing with jeanne, peroxiding their hair, and chasing blitz the dog, Returning home to pine needle place periodically with everyone home, it was always a time of laughter and sharing fun memories. I treasure all the wonderful times and memories Don, my brother, contributed. My heart is broken. 💔

Jeanne Caperton

January 13, 2021

My “brother” and teenage dance partner was part of my life since falling off the sofa when I was two and breaking my leg! We entertained the teens with our much practiced dance moves at the “youth center”. I have lost a dear friend and brother. My thoughts and prayers are with my other Stansell brothers and their families.

Levon Hawkins

January 13, 2021

Don was a good friend throughout our school years. I am sad to hear of his passing. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends. He will be missed.

Alice Connell Griner

January 13, 2021

Don was a good friend all through our years in Tifton. My sympathies are with all of you. Memories will bring you peace and comfort.