(ROANOKE) Graveside services for Martha Pike Staples, 82, of Roanoke will be Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, at 1 p.m. at Pleasant Grove Baptist Cemetery-Broughton with Bro. Billy Allen officiating.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday.

Mrs. Staples died Wednesday, Sept. 23, at Baptist Medical Center East in Montgomery.

A Roanoke native, Mrs. Staples was born in Chambers County on Jan. 7, 1938, the daughter of John Simpsie and Fannie Lou Eva Shelnutt Pike. She was a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, where she held many offices, all of which she enjoyed very much, and served in the Beginners' Sunday School Class, nursery, Girls in Action Mission Study Group, choir, and as a deacon's wife. Mrs. Staples was employed by several textile mills, including West Point-Pepperell's Fairfax and Fairview mills in Valley, and Palm Beach, Roanoke Fashions and Amoco Fabrics and Fibers, all of Roanoke. She retired from Amoco, where she worked in the spinning department.

Survivors include her children, Iris Cindy Wilkins Hendrix (Scott), Luther Marion Staples Jr. and Libby Knott Tolbert (Buddy), all of Roanoke; 12 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Johnnie Pike Taylor (Don) of Roanoke and Gloria Pike Moore of Montgomery; and a host of nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Mrs. Staples was preceded in death by her parents; husband of 40 years, Luther M. Staples Sr.; great-grandson, Aydon Sheppard; sister, Geraldine Pike Shipp; and brother, Jimmy M. Pike.

Pallbearers will be Rodney Knott Jr., Steven Knott, David Brooks, Justin Hendrix, Carl Williams, Dusty Adams, Josh Caldwell, Jim Pike, and Daniel Tyler.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.quattlebaumfuneralhome.com.

Quattlebaum Funeral Home, Roanoke.

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