September 9, 1918 ~ May 9, 2006

Born in: Crosby, Tennessee,
Resided in: Candler, NC

Samuel Edward Jenkins, 87, of Candler, died Tuesday, May 9, 2006, at his home. A native of Crosby, TN, he was a son of the late Russell and Jane Jenkins and was also preceded in death by a son, Russell Edward Jenkins, who died in 1972. Mr. Jenkins was retired from Champion Papers with 38 years of service and was a WWII Army Air Corp veteran where he served in the Pacific Theater. Survivors include his wife of sixty years, Elene Stiles Jenkins; a daughter, Diane Bailey of Dallas, GA; two sons, Bruce Jenkins of Kernersville, NC and Steven Jenkins of Hiram, GA; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; a brother, George; four sisters, Ada, Estellina, Sara and Nettie and several nieces and nephews. A Memorial Service will be held at 5:00 pm Saturday in the Patton Avenue chapel of Groce Funeral Home. The family will receive friends from 4:00-5:00 pm Saturday at the funeral home prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to CarePartners Mountain Area Hospice Foundation through their website, www.carepartners.org or may be sent to CarePartners, PO Box 25338, Asheville, NC 28813. The family would like to thank the staff of Mountain Area Hospice, especially Beth Quinn, RN, for the care, attention and love that they showed and gave to Sam.

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  1. My deepest condolences go out to Sam’s family at this time of sadness and grief. I’ve known his son Steven for more than 20 years, and he is a testiment to Sam’s values.

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  2. Steve & Melanie,
    Just to let you know that you are in the thoughts and prayers of all your friends, and all of your IALEFI friends.

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  3. Faith doesn’t get you around problems,it takes you through them. Death is not a period, only a comma! May the Lord be with your family, comfort and keep you strong thru these hard times. And may none of use ever forget just what a great man Sam was and still is thru his children & grandchildren!

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  4. My heart goes out to all of you. You have been through so much lately. May your beautiful memories give you strength in these difficult times. God bless you all.

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  5. Dear Steve, We just heard about your Daddy. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I really liked your father, I met him when he was visiting my father. I believe they grew up together. He was a funny and entertaing person and we always enjoyed his company. He will be missed. Sincerely Bill & Sandy Buckner

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  6. Steve,
    My deepest sympathy goes out to you and your family during this time of sorrow. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
    God bless you all.
    Carolyn Redmon

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