Published 10:27 am Friday, March 28, 2014
Funeral services were held March 19, 2014, at Dublin Baptist Church in Prentiss, for Mr. Troy Stapleton, age 81, of Collins, who passed away on March 18 at Forrest General Hospital in Hattiesburg. Interment followed at Dublin Cemetery. Saulters Moore Funeral Home of Prentiss was in charge of all arrangements.
Rev. Robert Sones officiated. Pallbearers were Ronald Jones, Tommy Myers, Randy Carter, J. J. Carter, Jamie Carter and Charlie Carter.
Mr. Troy Bradford Stapleton was born on February 22, 1933, in Mississippi. He was the son of Clifton Stapleton and Florence Carter Stapleton. He worked as foreman with the Fontaine Company for many years. He also worked as the foreman and heavy equipment operator for Covington County Beat 1. He was a member and deacon of Dublin Baptist Church.
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Mr. Stapleton is survived by his wife, Azzie Shoemake Stapleton of Collins; his sons, Steve Stapleton of Pearl, Brad Stapleton and Bruce Stapleton both of Collins and Clifton Stapleton of Prentiss; his daughter, Troyanne Parham of Villa Rica, GA; his stepson, Wayne White of Bassfield; his 13 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and two sisters.