Larry Staples, 57, died March 11, 2009, at Sanctuary Hospice House–Tupelo. Services are Friday at 11 a.m. at Carter’s Funeral Services Chapel in Columbus with the Rev. David Johnson officiating. Burial will follow at Pepper Hill Cemetery. Visitation is today from noon-6 p.m. at the funeral home. Mr. Staples was born May 19, 1951, in Columbus to the late Lindsey and Lizzie Lou Staples. He was formerly employed at Sanderson Plumbing for 20 years. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his siblings, Alex Hawkins, and Jesse D. and Joe R. Harris. He is survived by his wife, Josephine Jamison Staples of Columbus; daughters, Shelia and Kimberly Staples, both of Columbus; sisters, Victoria Clark of Chicago, and Augusta Staples, Mamie Baile and Mandy Walls, all of Columbus; brothers, Bubba, Lonzo and Chunk Staples, all of Columbus and Willie L. Staples of Greenbay, Fla.; and two grandchildren. Pallbearers will be his nephews and friends.