|Place of publication:||Fairhope, AL|
|Date of publication:||3/27/1947|
Maurice Edward Stapleton, well known resident of Baldwin County, who has lived a greater portion of his life at Tatumville, a settlement just south of Fairhope on Eastern Shore Boulevard, died at the Bayview Infirmary at 2 P. M., Tuesday, March the 25th. Mr. Stapleton, who had been ill with pneumonia this winter was walking on the beach Tuesday morning around 10 o’clock when he suffered a stroke, from which he never rallied.
He is survived by one sone, Harry Stapleton, of Beaumont, Texas; two daughter, Mrs. G. W. Ford and Mrs. R. C. Hogan, also of Beaumont; two sisters, Mrs. W. W. Pearce of Mobile and Mrs. Jessie Merritt, Fairhope; seven grandchildren, one great grandchild and other relatives.
Mr. Stapleton’s two daughters, Mrs. Ford and Mrs. Hogan, who were here with their father this winter when he was ill, left Beaumont immediately upon receiving word of his illness and arrived late Tuesday night.
Funeral services were held this afternoon (Thursday) at two o’clock from the Parlors of Higgins Mortuary, Rev. Joseph R. Horn, Episcopal Vicar officiating. Interment was in the Point Clear Cemetery.
Pall bearers were: Robert Stapleton, Hollis Leavins, S. E. Simmons, Henry Crawford, W. W. Pearce and Paul Titus
“Maurice Edward Stapleton Called By Death March The 25th.” Fairhope Courier (Fairhope, AL), March 27, 1947.