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5/16/21-Pervis Staples Dies

By Alex Traub Pervis Staples, who sang harmony and also provided quieter forms of support during the rise to gospel stardom of his family’s group, the Staple Singers, died on May 6 at his home in Dolton, Ill. He was 85. The death was confirmed by Adam Ayers, a spokesman for Mr. Staples’s sister, Mavis Staples. Mr. Ayers did not specify the cause. Pervis Staples joined two of his sisters, […]

todayMay 16, 2021