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February 22, 2013
| Age 78
Cleotha Staples, eldest of The Staple Singers siblings, dies after decade with Alzheimer's
By CARYN ROUSSEAU
CHICAGO (AP) — In a family of vocalists, it was Cleotha Staples' smooth and velvety voice that helped set apart the sound of the influential and best-selling gospel group The Staple Singers.
Staples, the eldest sister and member of the group her father Roebuck "Pops" Staples started in the 1940s, died Thursday at age 78. She was at...
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"Greeting of Peace onto the Staples Family, I only just learned of the Passing. I was just looking at the name which to me was a play on the name of a Great Queen from ..."
"Sorry for your loss. I love the Staples Singers, your music was the best. Joy cometh in the morning, Ms, Cleotha is resting peacefully in Gods hands."
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