Phyllis Sammons

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SWITZER, W.Va. — Phyllis Sammons, 88, of Switzer, entered into the joys of the Lord Tues., March 18, 2014, at her residence following a short illness.

Born May 7, 1925, she was a daughter of the late Claude and Mary Armilda "Sis" McClellan Queen. Also preceding her in death was her husband, Lynza Sammons; a daughter, Lucy Bledsoe; grandson, John Workman; sisters, Mable Porter and Hattie Brunty, and brothers, Claude Queen Jr., and Virgil and Shirley Merritt.

Those left to cherish loving memories of her are her daughters, Brenda Wells of Springfield, Ohio, Linda (Charles) Adams of Switzer and June (John) Martin of Justice Addition, Logan; son-in-law, Clyde Bledsoe; one brother, Corden Merritt, and sister, Jean Tolliver.

Also surviving are 14 grandchildren: Randy (Pam) Nagy, Debra Workman, Tammy Nagy, Sandra (Grover) Whitt, Michael (Angie) Nagy, Jack Nagy Jr., Candi (Bobby) Highmiller, Angie (Glenn) Hainer, Sherry (Kenny) Walls, Melissa (Paul) Perry, Charles (Lisa) Adams, Sean (Tammie) Adams, Julia (Wade) Cruickshank, and J.W. Martin (Christine); 32 great-grandchildren: Michelle Ellis, Jeremy, Travis, Ryan and Hannah Nagy, Crystal Triplett, Brandi Cook, Michael, Daniel and Echo Nagy, Earl Jr., and Nicholas Sperry, Ashley and Johnathan Whitt, Brittany and James Nagy, Latisha and Beth Nagy, Tori Sites, Dakota and Austin Highmiller, Jennifer and Tiffany Greer, Rodney Woodruff, Justin and Tanner Bledsoe, Jarred and Jenna Adams, Jackson and Nicholas Cruickshank and McKinley and Cooper Martin, and 20 great-great-grandchildren.

A host of family, friends and a special neighbor, Jean May, are left to cherish her memory.

Phyllis was a devout Christian for 58 years and enjoyed her walk with the Lord. She was a faithful prayer warrior until the end and a member of the First Church of Christ in Chapmanville. She enjoyed going to church, reading the Bible and especially praying. She also enjoyed cooking and shopping. In her final battle on earth, she praised the Lord.

The family would like to send a special thank you to Dr. Rada, Dr. Satish and nurses of LRMC and Hospice, and the 911 ambulance service. Special heartfelt thanks to her pastor, Bill Runyon and wife, Renea.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sat., March 22, at First Church of Christ in Chapmanville with Pastor Bill Runyon officiating. Burial will follow in Highland Memory Gardens at Godby.

Pallbearers will be family and friends.

Visitation will begin one hour prior to services Saturday at the church.

Condolences may be left at

Collins Funeral Home of Switzer is in charge of arrangements.

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Switzer, WV 25647
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Published in The Logan Banner from Mar. 19 to Mar. 20, 2014