Archive for Sunday, June 20, 1999


June 20, 1999


— Funeral services for Laura Bell Treadway Sams, 97, Gastonia, will be 2 p.m. Monday at South Gastonia Church of God. Burial will be in Gaston Memorial Park.

Mrs. Sams died Thursday, June 17, 1999, at Stanley Total Living Center.

She was born Sept. 26, 1901, in Madison County, N.C., to H.K. and Mollie (Ramsey) Treadway.

Mrs. Sams worked for Myers Mill before retiring and was a member of South Gastonia Church of God. She married the Rev. Jancer Sams. He preceded her in death.

She also was preceded in death by a son, Bob Sams.

Survivors include two sons Ralph Sams, Gastonia, and Howard Sams, Clover, S.C.; five daughters Marie Wilson, Summersville, S.C., Kathryn Zeller, Lawrence, Kan., Rebecca Long, Clover, and Ruby Braswell and Joy Childers, both of Gastonia; a sister, Allie Drumm, Mount Holly, N.C.; 23 grandchildren, 36 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great-grandchildren.

Friends may call from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. today at the church.

The family suggests memorials to the South Gastonia Church of God Building Fund, 310 Carolina Ave., Gastonia, N.C. 28052.

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