Ocie Lureda Staggs of Pittsboro and formerly of Brazil died April 25 in St. Vincent Hospice. She was 80.
Born Nov. 20, 1933, in Park County, she was the daughter of the late Home and Malinda Martin Phipps. She married Randall Hollis Staggs on Oct. 11, 1981, in Greencastle. He preceded her in death.
She graduated from Bridgeton High School in 1951. She was a member of Lena Methodist Church and Greencastle Chapter 255 Order of Eastern Star.
Mrs. Staggs worked as a seamstress. She also worked at Mallory Corporation in Greencastle, Techni Trim in Greencastle, and Chlo-R-Mop in Danville.
Survivors include one son, Thomas Alexander (Christina) Dunedin of Florida; three daughters, Malinda (Donald) Waters of Pittsboro, Leslie Jane (Gary) Baldwin of Pittsboro, and Donna Michelle Price Little (Mike Dales) of Asheboro, N.C.; 12 children; 19 great grandchildren; three brothers, Frank Phipps of Bainbridge, Mike Phipps of Greencastle, and Norman Dale Phipps of Greencastle; and three sisters, Elsie B. (John) Ooley, Bloomington, Carrie L. (Jack) Hartman of Terre Haute, and Mary Ann (Raeburn) Turner of Muncie.
In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by her step-mother, Estella Cole Phipps; and three brothers, Floyd Eugene Phipps, Homer Earl Phipps, and James Phipps.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. April 29 at the Barnes and Rice Funeral Home in Rockville with the Rev. Don Black officiating. Burial will be in Memory Garden Cemetery in Rockville.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. April 28 in the funeral home.