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Dolly Elizabeth Britt Sams

Dolly Elizabeth Britt Sams, age 71, 800 Lower Higgins Creek Road, Erwin, died Monday, May 14, 2012, at the home of her daughter, following a lengthy illness.
Mrs. Sams was born July 18, 1940, in Johnson City. She was a daughter of the late Rufus and Emma Hodge Britt. She retired from Morrill Motors after 15 years service as an assembly line operator.
She was a member of Clear Branch Baptist Church. Mrs. Sams was a loving and devoted wife, mom, mamaw, and great grandmother.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence Sams, January 23, 2010; a son, Clifford Sams and an infant daughter, Linda Sams; four brothers, J.B., Edward, John, and Ernest Britt; and a sister, Margaret Cole.
Edward Norman Cannon, age 80, 100 Stalling Lane, Erwin, formerly of Bristol, Virginia, passed away Saturday, May 5, 2012, at Johnson City Medical Center.

Mr. Cannon is survived by wife: Mrs. Nancy Cannon, Abingdon, Virginia; three sons: Billy Cannon, Jacksonville, FL., Gary Cannon, Castlewood, VA, David Cannon, Bristol, TN.; one daughter: Tina Millet, Jacksonville, FL. four grandchildren: Lindsey, Nick, Jessica, and Jeremy. Survivors include two sons: Tom Sams and wife, Teri, and Allen Sams and wife, Gail; and one daughter: Sue Becker and husband, Billy, all of Erwin; seven grandchildren; one great grandchild; one brother: Charles Britt, of Jonesborough; one sister: Bonnie Miller and husband, R.C., of Erwin; numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Graveside service for Mrs. Dolly Sams will be held at 12:00 noon Tuesday, May 15, 2012, at Wardrupe Cemetery, Lower Higgins Creek Community. Reverend Steven “Pete” Lloyd will officiate.
Active pallbearers will be her grandsons.
Those attending the graveside service are asked to arrive at the cemetery by 11:45 a.m. Tuesday.
Online condolences, photos and memories may be shared with the Sams family through our complimentary, interactive Book of Memories at

Robert Ledford Funeral Home, 720 Ohio Avenue, Erwin, is privileged to serve the Sams family. (423) 743-1380.