October 10, 1917 ~ May 27, 2012

Born in: Yancy Co., NC,
Resided in: Candler, NC

James Fuller Sams, 94, of Candler, died Sunday, May 27, 2012. A native of Yancy Co., he was a son of the late Henry and Mabel Horton Sams. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Belle Sams, and by eight brothers and sisters. Mr. Sams was a Veteran of the U.S. Navy, having served during WWII. He was a business owner in Sylva, NC for numerous years. He was a Mason, and a member of Oak Hill United Methodist Church. Mr. Sams is survived by a daughter, Joan Marie Harmon of Tulsa, OK; a son, Robert Fuller Sams of Waynesville; 3 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great grandchild; and a brother, Mack D. Sams. A memorial graveside service for Mr. Sams will be held Wednesday, May 30, 2012, at Ashelawn Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 120 Executive Park, Bldg 1, Asheville, NC 28801. Groce Funeral Home on Patton Ave. is assisting the family.

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  1. I have wonderful memories of Uncle JF. Trips to the beach so long ago certainly top the list. Fishing, crabbing, stories and laughter with my father, mom and Aunt Belle. How I miss those days.

    To Joan, Bob, Uncle Mack, grandchildren and the many others who loved Uncle JF, our sincere condolences and prayers for comfort through God’s love and His Word.

    ‘And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away.’ Revelation Chapter 21, Verse 4

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