Phillip Sams

Monday, December 15, 2003

THEBES, Ill. -- Phillip D. Sams, 49, of Thebes, died Saturday, Dec. 13, 2003, at his home.

He was born Jan. 5, 1954, at Cairo, Ill., son of Herman and Marian Coleson Sams.

Sams was a member of Elco Baptist Church, where he was a deacon, and was a paramedic for the Alexander and Pulaski County ambulance services for the past 10 years.

Survivors include his wife, Cheryl Davis Sams; his mother, of Olive Branch, Ill.; two sons, Jason Sams of Cape Girardeau and Steven Sams of Farmington, Mo.; a daughter, Angela Sams of Thebes; a brother, Jerry Sams of Olive Branch; a sister, Holly Lacey of Olive Branch and two grandchildren.

Friends may call at noon Thursday at Elco Baptist Church.

Funeral will be 1 p.m. Thursday at the church, with the Revs. Buddy Walls and Jay Franklin officiating. Private disposition will follow with arrangements by Jones Funeral Home in Tamms.