Juanita Mae Sams
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Alexander - Juanita Mae Newton Sams, 70, of Alexander went home to be with the Lord on February 9, 2013. She was preceded in death by son, Donald Sams; brother, James Newton; sister-in-law, Barbara Sams; brothers-in-law, Troy and Morris Sams.
She is survived by her husband, of 48 years Ernest Sams; two daughters, Linda Nash (Eddie) of Marshall and Wanda Howell (Tim) of Greeneville, TN; daughter-in-law, Linda Sams of Barnardsville; seven grandchildren, Justin and Grady Howell, Jessica Lawter (Jordan), Angela Sams, Dalton, Daniel and Devin Nash; great grandson, Nathaniel Lawter; sister-in-laws, Louise Sams, Barbara Sams, Elizabeth Winders; brother, Jerry Newton; nieces Helen Payne (David), Brenda Cassels (James), Mary Sluder (Michael); several great nieces and nephews.
Funeral services for Mrs. Sams will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Monday in the chapel of Madison Funeral Home conducted by Reverends Howard Self and Bill Brown. Burial will follow in the French Broad Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Sunday from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
Published in the Asheville Citizen-Times on Feb. 11, 2013