gold beachFORDSVILLE, Ky. (8/8/19) — Betty Jo Staples, 83 of Fordsville, died Tuesday, Aug. 6 at her home. She was born in Scottsboro, Alabama to the late Otis and Annie Dee Arnold. She had worked at the Glove Factory and Walmart and was a member of Newton Springs Baptist Church, Fordsville. Betty was preceded also in death by her son, David Wayne Staples; a brother, Sonny Arnold; and a sister, Mable Siebert.

Survivors include her husband, James Staples of Fordsville; her children, Jimmy (Liz) Staples and Debra Mattingly, both of Fordsville, Dennis (Kelly) Staples of Philpot and Derek (Julie) Staples of Jacksonville, Alabama; brothers, Mickey Arnold of Sturgis, Billy Arnold of Eufalla, Alabama and John Arnold of Leitchfield; sisters, Lou West of Canada and Julia Thurmon of Elizabethtown; nine grandchildren; and thirteen great-grandchildren.

Services are 2:00 p.m. Saturday, August 10, 2019, at Newton Springs Baptist Church with burial in Fordsville Cemetery. Visitation will be from 3:00-8:00 p.m. Friday at Geary Funeral Home and after 10:00 a.m. Saturday at the church.

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