Dorothy Fay Stapleton Finley

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Dorothy Fay Stapleton Finley, 79, of Clarks, passed from this life on Wednesday, February 5, 2014, at St. Francis Medical Center in Monroe after a lengthy illness. She was born on November 25, 1934 in Corey to the union of her parents, Willie Earl and Nolia Rowena Calhoun Stapleton. Dorothy Fay held many titles in her life with various occupations. She was a loving, caring and kind mother, grandmother, and great grandmother.Services were held at 2 p.m., Friday, Feb. 7, at the chapel of Riser Funeral Home in Columbia with Rev. Bubba Tucker officiating, and Lee Piercy delivering the eulogy. Interment followed in the Welcome Home Cemetery, east of Grayson, under direction of Riser Funeral Home of  Columbia. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, John Adams Finley; brother- in-law, Mickey Swett; and two nieces, Jennifer Stapleton and Lisa Ross. Survivors include three daughters, Linda “Tweety” Tarver and husband Pat of West Monroe, Elizabeth “Sis” Weeks and husband John of Grayson, and Belinda “Bit” Taylor and husband Kim of Olla; seven brothers, Cheslie Stapleton and wife Myrtis of Kelly, Robert Stapleton and wife Gay of Richmond, VA, Jerry Stapleton and wife Linda of Clarks, Billy Stapleton and wife Laverne of Columbia, Danny Stapleton and wife Becky of Columbia, Jimmy Stapleton of Louisville, KY, and Bobby Stapleton and wife Jeanette of Mangham; three sisters, Joyce Swett of Hebert, Judy Ross and husband Gene of Centerburg, OH, and Carol “Laney” Hogg and husband Gary of Lamesa, TX; grandchildren, Angel Piercy and husband Lee, Erin Arrington and husband Josh, Crystal Lee and husband Chad, Adam Tarver and wife Shelly, Josh Taylor and wife Aimee, Jonathan Taylor and Dana Marie Taylor and companion Nathan Carroll; great grandchildren, Kyle Piercy, Madison Tharp, Jessy Barton, Piper Barton, Hayden Lee, Ian Lee, Weslee Piercy, Macy Lee, Luke Weeks, Corey Arrington, Noah Freeman, Jonas Taylor, Hailee Marie Taylor, and Logan Tarver; special friends, Dewanna Smith and everyone at the Caldwell Parish Senior Center, along with numerous nieces and nephews. Pallbearers were Josh Taylor, Kyle Piercy, Piper Barton, Hayden Lee, Ian Lee, Weslee Piercy, and Madison Tharp. Honorary pallbearers were Luke Weeks, Corey Arrington, Noah Freeman, and Jonathan Taylor.  
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