Born 1-18-1935 -- Died 7-29-2004
Nellie M. Woods Stapleton, 69, of Calico Rock, Ark., daughter of the late Johnny Woods and Elsie Williams Woods, was born Jan. 17, 1935, in Optimus, Ark. She died July 29, 2004, in Mountain Home, Ark. She married Billy Borden Stapleton June 27, 1951, in Calico Rock and to this union one child was born. Nellie spent her years as a homemaker, wife, mother and grandmother. She was of the Baptist faith.
Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Larry and Rose Stapleton of Calico Rock; a sister, Joann Stiebel of St. Louis; a brother, Gene Woods of St. Louis; two grandchildren -- Jeana Horton and Larry Stapleton Jr.; three great-grandchildren -- Haley Jo Horton, Austin Tyler Horton and Billie Grace Horton.
She was preceded in death by he parents, husband, and a sister, Shirley Cooper.
The funeral was Aug. 1 at the Calico Rock Funeral Chapel with Monte Neal officiating. Burial was at Roselawn Cemetery with arrangements by Eddie's Family Funeral Home of Calico Rock.
Pallbearers were Duane Stapleton, Jim Stapleton Sr., Bobby Stapleton, Kenny Stapleton, Rick Jeffery and Rodney Jeffery.