Peggy Stanifer

April 19, 1923March 12, 2018

Peggy Hall Stanifer, 94, of Tazewell, TN, passed away on March 12, 2018 peacefully at home. Peggy Stanifer was born in the coal-mining town of Fork Ridge, TN on April 19. 1923 where her father ran the local Commissary. She graduated from Middlesboro High School and later Knoxville Business College before beginning a career with Kentucky Utilities. Soon after, she began working with her husband and attorney, William R. Stanifer in Tazewell, TN. Over the course of her lifetime, she worked with her son and three (grandchildren), all attorneys. She retired from Stanifer and Stanifer, Attorneys at Law, at the age of 90. She was preceded in death by her husband, William R. Stanifer, Sr.; parents, G. Shafter and Mary Atlas Hall; sisters, Margaret White, Betsy Hardin, Doris Fallon and son-in-law, Mark Cole.

Peggy Stanifer was a devoted Christian and member of the New Tazewell United Methodist Church since 1952. She was an avid fan of the University of Tennessee Volunteers, enjoyed reading, crossword puzzles and flowers. She also loved nothing more than to laugh and have her family together as often as possible. For over 25 years, she enjoyed going to Sandestin, FL yearly with her entire family.

Peggy Hall married William Ritchie Stanifer on April 11, 1952 and was blessed with 4 children, 10 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. Sons: William R. Stanifer, Jr. (Jan) David H. Stanifer (Phyllis) Paul J. Stanifer (Lynda) Daughter: Nan Cole Lohr (Mark) 10 Grandchildren: Dr. John Stanifer (Molly), Neal (Elisa) Stanifer, Clay Stanifer, Hannah Stanifer, Hayden Stanifer, Courtney Stanifer (Matt) Rickert, Morgan Weller (Eric), Lindsey Cadle (Isaac), Marcus Cole (Brandi), Matthew Cole. Great Grandchildren: Hudson & Norris Cadle, Darby Stanifer & Charlotte Cole Sister-in-law: Mary Ann Holt Several Nieces and Nephews The family sends a special thanks to: Ruby Eads, Dottie Shelton, Inez Davis and Employees of Smoky Mountain Home Health.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the New Tazewell United Methodist Church P.O. Box # 36, New Tazewell, TN 37824

The family will receive friends from 5:00 until 7:00 P.M. Wednesday March 14, 2018 at Coffey Funeral Home Chapel. Graveside service will be 11:00 A.M. Thursday in the Fairview Cemetery. Minister: Dr. Laurence Hesser Pallbearers: Marcus Cole, Matthew Cole, John Stanifer, Neal Stanifer, Clay Stanifer, Hayden Stanifer, Isaac Cadle & Matt Rickert. Coffey Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.


  • Visitation Wednesday, March 14, 2018
  • Graveside Thursday, March 15, 2018

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Jimmy Evans

March 18, 2018

I just wanted to express how sorry I am for your loss. Peggy will be missed. Bill and Peggy were good people and friends.
Jimmy “Bugs” and Brenda Evans.

C. Belvey

March 13, 2018

My condolences to the family of Mrs Stanifer. May the God of comfort, be your refuge and strength, a help that is readily found in times of distress. ( Psalm 46:1)