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Published in Charlotte Observer on August 16, 2009

Ralph Alson Sams

Mr. Sams, age 91 of Pineville, NC, went home to be with the Lord Friday, August 14, 2009, at his residence. A service to celebrate
his life will be at 2:00PM Monday in the Chapel at Calvary Church, Pastor Phil Divine, Reverends Bruce League, and Lee Davis
officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will be in Elmwood City Cemetery.
Mr. Sams was born on August 12, 1918, to Russell Alson and Maude Campbell Sams and was a lifelong resident of Mecklenburg
County in Charlotte. Ralph was educated in Charlotte Schools and graduated from Oakhurst High School in Charlotte. On March
28, 1952, he married Margaret Steed Sams. He worked at the Southern Bakery on South Tryon Street before joining the Army Air
Force during World War II. When he returned and was honorably discharged, he went to work at 'The Coffee Cup' on North
Clarkson Street as the chief grill master. After leaving the Coffee Cup he went to work for Charles Reid at Park 'n' Shop on
Wilkinson Blvd. where he served as Manager. He also worked at all four of the Park 'n' Shop stores during his 21 years there. He
then went to work for Ken Wherry's Deluxe Auto Center and worked there for 31 years until his retirement when he was 83 years
old. He served as Deacon, Elder and Treasurer for many years in his church and also served on the Board of Directors of Hebron
Colony and Grace Home Ministries for years, before his health would not let him climb the Boone mountains any longer for
meetings. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Margaret Steed Sams and his son Barry Ralph Sams. He was preceded in death
by his son Richard Alson Sams and a niece Lynn Pruette Davis who he helped to raise and was a special joy in his life as well as
her son, Aaron Houston Davis of of Lumberton, MS. He is also survived by a brother-in-law, Collin Steed and his wife, Loraine G.
Steed and many nieces and nephews whom he loved very much. Ralph is a member of Calvary Church. Pallbearers will be John
Pruette, Roger D. Steed, Billy Steed, Cliff Currie, Rev. Rodney Cripps and Rev. Steve All. Memorials may be made to Hebron
Colony and Grace Home Ministries Inc., 356 Old Turnpike Road, Boone, NC 28607, or to Hospice of Charlotte, 1420 E. 7th St.,
Charlotte, NC 28204. Arrangements by Forest Lawn West Funeral & Cremation Service. (704)3895-0055.
Send condolences through www.forestlawnwest.com.
Ralph Alson Sams
Ralph Sams Death Notice: Ralph Sams?s Obituary by the Charlotte Observer. Page 1 of 1
 
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WILLIAM FRANKLIN ASKINS

ANGIER - William Franklin Askins died Tuesday, October 16, 2007, at Oak Assisted Living Center in Angier.

Frank Askins, 85, was born in Hartsville, South Carolina, to Sally and M.K. Askins.
He was a graduate of the University of South Carolina and of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, having been a member of that institution's first graduating class. He was retired from John Umstead Hospital in Butner where he was director of chaplain's services for more then 30 years.

Frank was preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Robin, John, Andy and Marion. He is survived by his wife, Ruth Swann Askins of the home: by sons and daughters-in-law, Bill and Nadine of Zebulon, Hal and Dendy of Fuquay-Varina, Charles of Upper Marlboro, Maryland, and foster son, J.E. Brendle of Raeford; granddaughters, Dana(and Brendan) Addis of Denver, Lauren(and Chris) Miller of Zebulon and Laura Askins of Chapel Hill; two great-granddaughters, Stella Addis and Sydney Miller; one Great-grandson, Ayden Miller; and sister-in-law, Mary Askins of Myrtle Beach, S.C.

A memorial service conducter by Dr. David Vellenga will be held on Sunday, October 21, at 2 p.m. at Thomas Funeral Home, 401 North Ennis Street, Fuquay-Varina.

Memorial contributionss may be made to the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill- North Carolina, 309 West Millbrook Road, Suite 121, Raleigh, NC 27609

The family will meet friends at Thomas Funeral Home on Sunday afternoon prior to and after the memorial service. At other times family members will be at 66 Smithwood Drive, Victoria Hills II, Fuquay-Varina
 
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Rufus Johnson served in the 54th Infantry Regiment Medical Detachment in WWI. He did not return. There is a marker in the Sardis Baptist Church cemetery, Sardis, South Carolina.

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John T. Askins, Sr., Sardis Baptist Church.
 
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8 Funeral services were held Thursday, Aug, 7, 2008, at 11 am at Lake city First Baptist Church. Burial

The Georgetown Times Aug, 8 2008
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9 Granddaughter Gail Cole Email: KGA_COLE@YAHOO.COM Askins, William Pilkington (I62)
 
10 Joe Askins Obituary on the Internet 4/12/06

JOE ASKINS
Services for Joseph E. "joe" Askins, 82, will be held at 11 a.m. today, oct. 17, 2001, at Brown-
Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Tim Tomlinson will officiate with entombment in
Westview Mausoleum. Memorials may be made to West Hartsville Baptist Church, 1003 W. Carolina
Ave., Hartsville, S.C. 29550 or South Carolina Lung Association, 1817 Gadsden Street, Columbia, S.C.
29201

Mr. Askins died Sunday, Oct. 14. Born in Darlington County, he was a son of the late Carson B. and Marie Wabbel Askins. He was an electical and plumbing contractor for 30 years and seved in the army dumy during World War II. He was a former member of the Lions Club and Moose Lodge.

Surviving are his wife, Betty ASkins of Hartsville; a daughter, Joyce Askins of Hartsville; brothers, Dan
G. Askins of Hartsville and C.B. Askins Jr. of Lake City; granddaughter,Janna Easterling of Lake
Wylie; numerous nieces and nephews. 
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20 The Messenger Wednesday, March 17, 2004
Hartville, S.C.

JOHN ASKINS SR.
Funeral Services for John Thomas Askins Sr.,90, will be held at 2 p.m. today, March 17, 2004, at Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Dr. Bob Cline will officiate with burial in Magnolia Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Hospice of the Pee Dee, 555 E. Cheves, Florence, SC 29506.

Mr. Askins, widower of Alice Stuart Askins, died Sunday, March 14. Born in Darlington County, he was a son of the late Minto Kelly and Sarah Johnson Askins. He was a member of First Baptist Church. He was a Southern gentleman who resided in Hartsville for the 90 years. He was a walking, talking history book of early Hartsville until the present, with an unending collection of stories from the old days. He had many talents and diversified interest, among those were a penchant for antique cars and furniture. He was also a very gifted taxidermist. His family and friends always came first, as he was a devoted and loving husband, father and grandfather.

Suriving are his son and daughter-in-law, John T. and Debbie Askins Jr. of Hartsville; daughter and son-in-law, Sarah Alice and Dr. Herbert House of Burlington, N.C.; brother, the Rev. W. F. Askins of Fuquay-Varina, N.C.; grandchildren, Redecca A. Askins of Columbia, Ronald E. King Jr. of the U.S. Navy, Devida King of Darlington. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Marion Askins, Robin Askins, Andrew Askins and granddaughters, Amanda Lynn Askins , Bonnie Alice House.

Condolences may be expressed to the family at our website WWW.bpafuneralhome.com
 
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21 [Broderbund Family Archive #110, Vol. 1 A-L, Ed. 6, Social Security Death Index: U.S., Date of Import: Dec 26, 1998, Internal Ref. #1.111.6.9885.60]

Individual: Askins, Dorothy
Social Security #: 240-14-5786
Issued in: North Carolina

Birth date: Oct 8, 1921
Death date: Jul 1, 1989

ZIP Code of last known residence: 20707
Primary location associated with this ZIP Code: Laurel, Maryland
 
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22 [Broderbund Family Archive #110, Vol. 1 A-L, Ed. 6, Social Security Death Index: U.S., Date of Import: Dec 26, 1998, Internal Ref. #1.111.6.9887.149]

Individual: Askins, Robin
Social Security #: 225-10-0184
Issued in: Virginia

Birth date: Sep 5, 1910
Death date: Apr 15, 1989

ZIP Code of last known residence: 20707
Primary location associated with this ZIP Code: Laurel, Maryland
 
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23 [Broderbund Family Archive #110, Vol. 1 A-L, Ed. 6, Social Security Death Index: U.S., Date of Import: Dec 29, 1998, Internal Ref. #1.111.6.9884.125]

Individual: Askins, Amanda
Social Security #: 251-39-6113
Issued in: South Carolina

Birth date: Nov 20, 1978
Death date: Jul 3, 1993
 
Askins, Amanda Lynn (I109)
 
24 [Broderbund Family Archive #110, Vol. 1 A-L, Ed. 6, Social Security Death Index: U.S., Date of Import: Jan 2, 1999, Internal Ref. #1.111.6.132672.71]

Individual: Keller, Robert
Social Security #: 249-07-5728
Issued in: South Carolina

Birth date: Apr 14, 1899
Death date: Nov 1962
 
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25 [Broderbund Family Archive #110, Vol. 2 M-Z, Ed. 6, Social Security Death Index: U.S., Date of Import: Dec 28, 1998, Internal Ref. #1.112.6.67339.66]

Individual: Sams, Alson
Social Security #: 578-10-9920
Issued in: Washington, DC

Birth date: Jan 10, 1895
Death date: Mar 1977

Residence code: Kentucky

ZIP Code of last known residence: 40965
Primary location associated with this ZIP Code:

Middlesboro, Kentucky
 
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