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Dorothy Pierce Sanders Staples, 89 of Bedford, died at the Carroll County Memorial Hospital on Dec. 29, 2012. She was born on Feb. 3, 1923 in Trimble County to the late James Pierce Sanders and Cleo Teague Sanders.
Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband Cecil Staples, son Gary L. Staples, daughter Carole Jane, sister Virginia Greenwood, and brother Kenneth Sanders.
She is survived by two daughters: Sondra Cooper of Tampa, Florida and Lisa Graham of Bedford; two sisters: Marie Blackaby of Bedford and Carolyn Coleman of Madison, Alabama; nine grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren.
Services were held Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013 at Ransdell Funeral Home. Burial was in Bedford Cemetery.
Visitation on Wednesday, January 2, 2013 from 5:00 to 8:00 PM at Memorial contributions may be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Envelopes are available at the funeral home.