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Beatrice Westbrooks Samples, 84

Passed Away: 11/03/2012

Beatrice Westbrooks Samples, 84, of Statesboro, formerly of Dawsonville, passed away Saturday November 3, 2012 at the East Georgia Regional Medical Center.

Mrs. Samples was a native of Tucker, GA where she graduated from Tucker High School, but lived most of her life in Dawsonville. She worked for Westinghouse for 20 years, Moreland Chemicals for 20 years and retired from McKesson Chemicals after 10 years of service. Beatrice moved to Statesboro in 2009 to live near her son. She was a former member of the Dawsonville Volunteer Fire Department and was instrumental in establishing the Fire Department as it exists today and was presented their Lifetime Achievement Award. Mrs. Samples was also active with the Dawson County Sheriff’s Department, was a member of Faith Baptist Church in Dawsonville and attended the Bible Baptist Church in Statesboro. The family offers special thanks to her guardian angel, Mary Helen Brazil. She was preceded in death by her husband, Newman Samples, Sr., two grandchildren and a brother.

Surviving are her daughter and son in law, Barbara and Carroll Allen, Lawrenceville; sons and daughters in law, Newman, Jr. and Donna Samples, Statesboro, Randy and Rita Samples, Lawrenceville; brothers and sisters in law, Ronnie and Paulette Bagley, Gainesville, C. T. and Jan Bagley, Kentucky; six grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Saturday November 10, 2012 at 11 o’clock at Bearden Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Nathan Nix will officiate. Interment will follow in the McKees Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers and members of the Dawson County Fire Department and Sheriff’s Department will serve as honorary pallbearers.

The family will receive friends Friday from 5 until 8 at the funeral home.

The family requests that memorial contributions be made to Faith Baptist Church, 406 Heath Road, Dawsonville, GA 30534.

Condolences may be expressed at

Bearden Funeral Home, Dawsonville, GA.

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