Irona Vaughn Stanley, age 95 of Carthage passed away Saturday, February 25, 2017 at Central Carolina Hospital in Sanford.


Funeral services will be 12:00 pm Wednesday at Red Branch Baptist Church conducted by Pastor Scott Innis. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends prior to the service begining at 11:00.  


A native of Surry County she was a daughter of the late Chester and Etta Collins Vaughn. She was a homemaker and a longtime faithful member of Red Branch Baptist Church. Irona was a loving mother, grandmother and a friend to many. She will be greatly missed by all those who knew her.


She was preceded in death by her husband J.C. Stanley, Jr. and a sister Irene Rollins.


She is survived by her daughters Judy Boyd of Winston Salem, Sandra Gibbs and husband Joe of Newnan, GA; sons Michael Stanley and wife Mary Lib of Carthage, Ronnie Stanley and wife Lola of Sanford; eight grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.


Memorials may be made to: Red Branch Cemetery Fund, Inc., 1748 Old River Road, Carthage, NC 28327.


Fry & Prickett Funeral Home is assisting the Stanley family.


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  1. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. Aunt Irona was a very special lady. She was a devout Christian who loved the Lord. She is now with her husband Uncle JC and all the loved ones gone before, and they are all rejoicing and praising God. We love

  2. Dear Mike and all the family,

    We are so sorry about Irona passing. She was a precious christian lady.

    We pray the memories will comfort you in the days ahead.

    We have many good memories of your mother and dad at Red Branch.

    Love an

  3. Sorry for your lost but remember Isaiah:25.8 He will swallow up death forever, And the Sovereign Lord Jehovah will wipe away the tears from all faces.

  4. Sandy, I was so sorry to hear about your Mom. How blessed you are to have had her so long. God Bless you & your family during this time. Love you, Bettie

  5. Sandy — so sorry about your mum — we were so lucky to have had them for so long and oh the life they have lived ——– such a tribute to that fading generation !

  6. To the Family, I’m so sorry for the loss of your loved one . Jesus talked about death in John 11:11-14. He also told us about the Resurrectuon of those who die. John 5:28,29. The bible tells us we have the hope of seeing our loved ones again.Until that Gr

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