OBITUARY

Loyce Loraine Samford

March 21, 1920August 22, 2010

A funeral service for Loyce Collum Samford, 90, will held Thursday, August 26, at 10:30 a.m. at Cason Monk-Metcalf Sunset Chapel in Nacogdoches, Texas, with Rev. Meredith Wende and Rev. Bill Parsons officiating. Interment will be at Sunset Memorial Park.

Gran-Gran, as she was known by many, passed away on Sunday, August 22, surrounded by family. Her legacy of unconditional love will live on through her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. She found comfort in Isaiah 46:4, “I will be your God throughout your lifetime—until your hair is white with age. I made you, and I will care for you. I will carry you along and save you.”

Mrs. Samford is survived by daughters and sons-in-law, Gay and Charles Oren of Murphy, Sheila and Allen Smith of Nacogdoches, and son and daughter-in-law, Joe Van and Linda Samford of Highland Village. She is also survived by 8 grandchildren, her brother-in-law, Morris Samford of Carthage, and a host of nieces and nephews. Mrs. Samford was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Van P. Samford.

Visitation will Wednesday, August 25, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Directors. Mrs. Samford’s son, sons-in-law, grandsons, and great-grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

The family especially thanks Dr. Richard Baker and staff, Memorial Hospital, Crown Home Health Services, and the Arbor Family and staff. Special gratitude is extended to our loving caregivers: LaTasha, Vicki C., Lawanna, Gladys, Jerri Ann, Ashley, Linda, and Vicki B.

Memorials may be made to the Van and Loyce Samford Scholarship at SFASU Alumni Association, Box 6096 SFASU, Nacogdoches, TX 75962.

“While we live, we live to please the Lord. And when we die, we go to be with the Lord. So, in life and in death, we belong to the Lord.” Romans 14:8.

Online condolences accepted at www.casonmonk-metcalf.com.

Arrangements under the direction of Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Directors, Nacogdoches, Texas.

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, August 25, 2010
  • Funeral Service Thursday, August 26, 2010
  • Burial Thursday, August 26, 2010

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Kris Collum

September 20, 2010

I was so sad to hear of Aunt Loyce's passing. I know she'll be greatly missed but that she has some great company where she is now...My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Lola Friedhoff

September 13, 2010

I was so sad when I heard that my last sweet Aunt was gone.I miss them all! I know Sandra was they to meet her with that big grin on her face.
I Love You All,
Lola

Michael Cole

August 27, 2010

My prayers are with your family. I enjoyed visiting her last year.

Sarah Prado

August 26, 2010

I am deeply saddened to hear of your mother's passing. I know exactly how you feel. My prayers are with you and the rest of your family

John and Gloria Lusk

August 26, 2010

We were so saddened to hear of you mother's death and know you look forward to seeing her again at her resurrection. Praying for strength for you and your family at this time, Gay.

August 25, 2010

We are sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. Our condolences to all your family in this time of need. We know that someday we will all meet again and be part of a greater family! Our thoughts and prayers are with you
Jerry and Irma Ozuna -Barthold

August 25, 2010

Gay, Sheila, and Joe, So sorry to hear of your loss. I have such happy memories with your family while sitting in the swing set on Northwood Circle or enjoying produce from your father's garden. My father has a new friend in heaven! Thinking of all of you at this difficult time.

Pat and John Sharp

Debra Duke

August 25, 2010

May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.

August 25, 2010

Dear Gay and Charles...so sorry to hear about your lose. I understand how it feels...so fortunate you were to be with her. Please accept my condolences on behalf of my family and I...Janna Thomas

Jackie Holladay

August 25, 2010

Gay, I know you will miss your mom. I also know she was special because of what I see in you. We love you and pray for comfort for your family at this time. Can't wait to meet her someday.

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