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William E. Staton Obituary


William E. "Coonie" Staton, age 79, resident of Shelby died Friday, July 1, 2005 at the home of his daughter in Shelby.

Born August 24, 1925 in Chesapeake, WV to William and Maudie (Griffith) Staton he had been a Shelby resident the majority of his life.

Mr. Staton was a retired union painter and a member of the VFW, Shelby Moose, and the Eagles. An avid card player, he enjoyed fishing, cooking and spending time with his grandchildren.

Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law; Larry and Linda Banks and Bill and Tammy Staton, all of Shelby; four daughters and three sons-in-law, Marsha and Julian "Mook" Barnard of Shelby; Tina and Mike McDaniel of Mansfield; Faith Deal of Mansfield, and Robin and Mark Black of Nashville, TN; 12 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren; one sister and brother-in-law, Margaret and Ovel Hensley of Cocoa Beach, FL; nieces, nephews and other relatives. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by three brothers and five sisters.

Funeral services will be held 11:00 AM Wednesday from the Barkdull Funeral Home. Reverend Joseph Perry will officiate with interment in Oakland Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Tuesday from 6:00 to 9:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, memorial expressions may be made to the Hospice of NCOH.

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