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Helen Sams, Erwin

Published December 8th, 2011 11:38 pm

ERWIN — Helen Marie Edwards Sams, age 89, Erwin, passed away Thursday, December 8, 2011, at the Erwin Healthcare Center.
She was a native of Unicoi County and a daughter of the late Asbury and Cora Lee Edwards. Helen attended Evergreen Free Will Baptist Church.
In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Roy Sams; and a son, Ronnie Edwards.
Helen leaves behind: Daughter-in-law: Merita Edwards, of Erwin; Granddaughter: Lisa and Kenny Lung, of Erwin; Great Grandchildren: Kelan, Jamie and Lindsey Lung, of Erwin; Great Great Granddaughter: Madison Lung; and several nieces and nephews.
The family would like to extend their thanks to the staff of Erwin Healthcare and Caris Hospice.
Funeral services for Helen Marie Edwards Sams will be conducted at 11:00 AM Saturday, December 10, 2011, in the chapel of Valley Funeral Home. Rev. Bernie Jones will officiate.
The family will receive friends at Valley Funeral Home on Saturday from 10:00 AM until service time.
Graveside committal service will be held at Garland Cemetery following the service.
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These arrangements are made especially for the family and friends of Helen Marie Edwards Sams through Valley Funeral Home, 1085 N. Main Ave., Erwin. 423-743-9187