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Blanche Casey Sams

Blanche Casey Sams 04 27 2016Blanche Casey Sams, age 93, Erwin, passed away Monday, April 25, 2016 in the Lakebridge Health Care Center. She was a lifelong resident of Unicoi C ounty and a daughter of the late Charles and Bessie Lee Casey. Mrs. Sams was a member of the Canah Chapel Freewill Baptist Church. She loved to make beautiful quilts and enjoyed working in her day lilies. Other than her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Ray B. Sams on December 7, 1989; three brothers, Roscoe, Pat and Roy Casey; four sisters, Bertha Mashburn, Myrtle Richardson, Mabel Wilson and Rosa Hicks.

Mrs. Sams leaves behind to cherish her memories: two sons, David Sams and wife, Rita, Jonesborough and Travis Sams of Johnson City; two daughters, Freida Flores and husband, Fernando of Charlotte, NC and Phyllis Warrick of Erwin; eight grandchildren; four great grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews also survive.

The family will receive friends from 5:30 P. M. to 7:30 P. M, Thursday, April 28, 2016, at the Canah Chapel Freewill Baptist Church and at Mrs. Sams’ residence, 1122 South Walnut Drive, Erwin, on Friday from 12:00 Noon to 2:00 P. M. Reverend James Cambron will officiate at the 7:30 P. M. funeral service. Friends will serve as pallbearers. The Committal Service will be held at 10:30 A. M. Friday in the Roselawn Memory Gardens, Johnson City. Those wishing to attend are asked to meet at the Robert Ledford Funeral by 10:00 A.M. to go in procession to the cemetery.

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