|Mrs. C. F. Staples was a member of a family of several daughters, all of whom had preceded her to the other world, save one sister who makes her home in Yazoo City, Miss. She was reared in a Christian home, with all the opportunities of Church life, and in her youth gave herself to the service of God and the Church.
In the summer of 1894, she was married to Rev. C. F. Staples, at the home of her sister, Mrs. A. L. Slack, of Tallulah, La., the writer being the best man at the wedding. Her husband was a faithful servant of the Church; his appointments never being in large fields, they had many hardships to face. These she met with finest of spirits and was the comfort and cheer of her husband as he went to the fields of service to which he was annually appointed. She traveled with him in the ministry until the time of his death in 1917, after which she lived with her little family of two daughters and one son.
The writer had little personal acquaintance with Sister Staples, but always heard of her as an earnest servant of God.
She fell on death on Friday of last week, and was buried in Ruston, La., on last Sunday afternoon.
John F. Foster
|Source: Annual of the Louisiana Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, Pages 115, 1933|