Deborah Staples Bains
Deborah Staples Bains
  • November 4, 1953 - January 19, 2018
  • Alabama

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Deborah Staples Bains ("Debbie") passed away Friday, January 19, 2018 following a brief battle with cancer. She was a treasured wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, friend and teacher. She is a graduate of Lee High School in Huntsville, Alabama, and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Education from Athens State University. A devoted educator, she began her career teaching physical education and kindergarten at McDonnell Elementary, and later taught first grade at J.E. Williams Elementary School. Her generous spirit and kind heart will be missed greatly by her family and loved ones.

She was preceded in death by her cherished husband of over four decades, Rodney Bains; father, James Staples; brothers, Mike Staples (Marsha Boggs) and Steve Staples.

She is survived by her beloved granddaughter, Emma Bains; son, Jason Bains (Kristin) of Birmingham, Alabama; son, Jarrod Bains (Allison) of Birmingham, Alabama; daughter, Ashley Bains of Madison, Alabama; mother, Frances Hatmaker of Madison, Alabama; sister, Janet West (Bobby) of Huntsville, Alabama and her adored nieces, nephews, and countless friends.

Visitation will take place at Valhalla Funeral Home, 698 Winchester Rd NE Huntsville, AL, 35811 on Saturday, January 27, 2018 from 1pm to 3pm. A Celebration of Life service will follow in the Valhalla Funeral Home's chapel. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Greater Huntsville Humane Society and Hand in Paw are appreciated. Please sign her guest registry at