Afton Sams

Monday, June 23, 2003

CAIRO, Ill. -- Afton I. Sams, 76, of Cairo, died Sunday, June 22, 2003, at her residence.

She was born Dec. 7, 1926, at Perks, Ill., daughter of Ernest and Eva Eller Robertson. She was married to William L. Sams, who preceded her in death.

She was a customer service representative for more than 29 years at Illinois Bell Telephone Company and was employed at Simpsons & Bodes Pharmacy in Cairo before her retirement. She was a member of the Gospel Assembly Church at Anna.

Survivors include a daughter, Carol Britt of Madisonville, Ky.; two sons, William Sams of Pueblo, Colo., and Gordon Sams of Cairo; a brother, Bob Robertson of Olmsted, Ill.; five grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Barkett Funeral Homes in Cairo and from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Gospel Assembly Church in Anna. The funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the church, with the Revs. Walter Stevenson, Dennis Fitzsimmons and Danny Dycus officiating. Burial will follow in Meisenheimer-Mt. Olive Cemetery in Dongola, Ill.