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Ira L. Staley
 

Ira L. Staley Burial: Maple Hill, Fairfield 

Ira L. Staley, 88, of Fairfield died at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday. He 
was a retired employee of the Southern Railroad. Funeral services will be held 
at 2:00 p.m. Saturday at the Bluford Funeral Home with the Rev. Ross Partridge 
officiating. Burial will be in Maple Hill cemetery at Fairfield. The body will 
lie in state at the Bluford Funeral Home where friends may call after 2:00 p.m. 
Friday, at the funeral home. Members of Jefferson Lodge 368 A.F. & A.M., of 
Opdyke, of which he had been a member for almost fifty years, will conduct 
Masonic rites. 

Mr. Staley was born May 11, 1878, in Jefferson county, the son of 
James R. and Grace (Bain) Staley. He was married to Nora Branson, who preceded 
him in death in 1951. Besides his parents, he was also preceded in death by a 
daughter, a brother, and two sisters. 

Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Marie Atteberry of Fairfield; a 
brother, Ed Staley of Bluford; a sister, Mrs. Pearl Snodsmith of Manteno; two 
grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. 

Mr. Staley was a member of the Evangelical United Brethren church 
of Bluford. 


Published Thursday, February 9, 1967
The Register-News 

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