Ailene Sams

Published 3:32 pm Wednesday, April 17, 2019

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Ms. Ailene Sams, 85, of Atmore, entered her heavenly mansion on Fri., April 12, 2019, at Rosewood Manor Nursing Center in Pensacola, Fla.

A native of Atmore, Ms. Sams graduated from Escambia County Training School. She attended college for nursing. In her early years, she relocated to Port Chester, N.Y., where she worked many years for the Stouffer’s Hotel. In her leisure time, she enjoyed walking, cooking, attending church and quartet singings, and planting her flowers.

In 2008, she relocated back to Atmore and united with Second Mt. Triumph Baptist Church.

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Those whom she is united with in her heavenly home are her husband, Leroy Sams; her parents, Ben and Susie Bell Salter; her sisters, Geraldine Stephens and Irene Salter Thomas.

Those left to embrace precious memories of her life are her four daughters, Dorothy Sams (devoted) and Debbra Sams, both of Atmore, Glenda Sams of Charlotte, N.C. and Sherry Sams of White Plains, N.Y.; a sister, Alice Jones of Wabassa, Fla.; a brother, Grady (Euthia) Salter of Fairfield, Calif.; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Funeral service will be held this Sat., April 20, 2019, at 11 a.m. at Second Mt. Triumph Baptist Church with the Rev. Joe L. Hayes, pastor, officiating. Inhumation will be in Fairview Cemetery. Public viewing will be held this Friday from 2-7 p.m. at the funeral home. Her remains will lie instate at the church one hour prior to the funeral service with Turner Funeral Chapel directing.