Published 12:00 pm Tuesday, February 6, 2018

WADLEY, Ala. — Mr. Billy J. Staples, 72, of Wadley died Thursday, February 1, 2018 at his residence. Funeral services were held at Coger Hill C.M.E. Church, Daviston, Ala. on Monday, February 5, 2018 at 1 p.m. CST with Rev. Tom Staples, Jr. officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery.

Mr. Staples is survived by four children: Rachel Staples and Franklin Staples, both of Wadley, Philip Allen, Roanoke, Ala. and Brian Tucker, LaFayette, Ala.; one sister, Betty Nathan, Tampa, Fla.; one brother, Nolan Staples, Toledo, Ohio; a special cousin, Arra Will Byrdson, Wadley; a special friend, John Bailey, Wadley; ten grandchildren, one great grandchild and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

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Vines Funeral Home, Inc., LaFayette, is handling the arrangements.