Gene Stafford, founder of the Colfax Persimmon Festival, dies at 78

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Francis Eugene “Gene” Stafford, the founder of the Colfax Persimmon Festival and a well-known photographer for Our State Magazine, has passed away. He was 78.

Stafford died on Tuesday after a short illness, according to the Pierce-Jefferson Funeral Home.

Stafford was featured many times on FOX8’s Roy’s Folks.

He is survived by numerous cousins, extended family and friends.

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