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Homer Howard Samples
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Birth: Jul. 6, 1907
Death: May 15, 1950
La Habra
Orange County
California, USA

HOMER HOWARD SAMPLES was born to Abeson Benson "Ben" Samples and Maudie "Florence" Odgen on July 6, 1907.

He married Jessie Lavada Hibbard on February 20,1927 in Madison County, Arkansas.

To this blessed marriage were born the following children:

Homer Samples Jr. (David nickname)
Shirley Ann Samples
Dixie Lavada Samples

Homer Samples Jr.(David) wife is Lorraine Elizabeth Hibbard Fonville. She is buried in the Graceland Cemetery in Arkansas.

Homer Samples passed away on May 15, 1950 in La Habra, California.

Funeral Services For Homer H. Samples Held Yesterday

Funeral services for Homer H. Samples, who lost his life in a fire Monday morning, were held yesterday at the Coleman Mortuary with Rev. Paul Kirk of the Temple Baptist Church officiating. Internment was at Graceland Cemetery.

Samples was found dead last Monday morning at the Lincoln Auto Court of first, second and third degree burns. The mattress of the bed had caught fire during the night and smoldered for some hours. Smoking a cigarette in bed is believed to have been the cause.

Neighbors notice the smoke poring from the window and the La Habra Fire Dept. was called. Samples was pronounced dead by a local doctor after, the fire in the mattress had been extinguished.

He is survived by one son, Homer H. Samples, Jr. of La Habra; two daughters, Shirley Ann and Dixie Lavada of Pacific Beach and his parents. Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Samples.

This is his obituary given to me by Shirley Vange. I don't know the newspaper source.

Neighbors noticed

This family information was contributed by Shirley Vange and added by Michele Ball.

Note: Homer "David" also married Arvilla Shoppe> However, they didn't have children from this marriage.

Family links: 
  Abeson Benson Samples (1882 - 1964)
  Jessie Lavada Hibbard Todd (1911 - 1998)
  Bonnie Dale Samples Love (1905 - 1984)*
  Homer Howard Samples (1907 - 1950)
  Irene V. Samples Carson (1924 - 2004)*
  Eva Lee Samples Farr-Lotspeich (1925 - 2002)*
  Patty L Samples Dunkin (1932 - 1978)*
*Calculated relationship
Olive Lawn Memorial Park
La Mirada
Los Angeles County
California, USA
Created by: Michele Ball
Record added: Dec 02, 2010
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Homer Howard Samples
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