Mrs. Annie Laura Staples 82, of Estill Springs, TN passed Friday, September 6, 2013 at her residence. She was the daughter of the late Jimmy Stovall and Kitty Shores Stovall. She was preceded in death by her husband, George H. Staples. Sisters, Hattie B. Taylor, Mabel Farris, Josie Burks ; brothers, Raymond Stovall and Chester Stovall.
She was survived by six sons, Lemuel P. Staples of Estill Springs, TN; Glenn A. (Deb) Staples of Tullahoma, TN; Roger Staples, Malcolm Staples, Carlton Staples all of Estill Springs, TN; and Derrick (Jackie) Staples of Decherd, TN.
three daughters, Lena Woods of Tullahoma, TN; Shelia (James) Brown of Shelbyville, TN; Gwendolyn (Brad) Martin of McMinnville, TN;
step daughter- Dorothy (Victor) Iredu of Lansing, Michigan
brother, Howard Stovall of Winchester, TN.
sister, Hazel Reed of Belvidere, TN
16 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
Visitation, Thursday, September 12, 2013 at 12:00 Noon at Friendship Tabernaclewith Funeral Services to follow at 1:00pm at Friendship Tabernacle with Minister Lee Kinslow officiating and Elder Q.O. Brien Wherry as Eulogist. Interment Paynes Chapel Cemetery in Huntland, TN.