Mrs. Stapleton died Sunday, Feb. 26, 2012, at St. Mary’s Hospital following a brief illness.
Born Jan. 4, 1939, in Mt. Airy, she was a daughter of the late Watson and Sarah Sellers Pitts. She also was preceded in death by her first husband, Thomas Hiram Cunningham Sr.; second husband, James A. Stapleton Sr.; a sister, Jerri Pitts Hendrixson; and a brother, Timothy Pitts.
Mrs. Stapleton was a registered nurse for many years and a dedicated member of First Baptist Church of Cornelia, where she was actively involved in the JOY Sunday School Class.
Survivors include her children, Thomas Hiram “Tommy” Cunningham Jr. and wife, Cindy, of Cornelia, Cary Cunningham Perry and husband, Greg, of Bogart, James A. Stapleton Jr. and wife, Janis, and Susie Stapleton Underwood and husband, Stanley, all of Cornelia, Thomas Stapleton of Waco, Texas; brothers, Lamar “Boots” Pitts and Doug Pitts, both of Mt. Airy; sisters and brothers-in-law, Ruth P. and John Cook of Suwanee, and Lisa and Keith Dockins of Mt. Airy; grandchildren, James A. Stapleton III, Keith Stapleton, Derek Stapleton, Kristy Underwood, Bo Underwood, Zac Underwood, Lauren Stapleton, Jack Perry, Charles Perry, Sean Cunningham, Tyler Cunningham; five great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests all donations be made in memory of Beulah to First Baptist Church of Cornelia, P.O. Box 96, Cornelia, GA 30531.
An online guest register is available and may be viewed at mcgaheegriffinandstewart.com
McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home of Cornelia is in charge of arrangements.
The Northeast Georgian
February 29, 2012