Carrie Ellen Tenney Samples

Carrie Ellen Tenney Samples, 94, of Buckhannon, passed away on Jan. 10, 2018, at Holbrook on the Hill.

Ellen was born, in Hemlock, to Sterling and Alice Tenney on April 14, 1923.

She married Jay A. Samples on Nov. 10, 1946.

She spent much of her time caring for her disabled daughter, LeVonda. She and her husband, Jay, worked tirelessly to get the first group home built in Upshur County. She loved flowers, cats and collecting recipes.

Ellen was preceded in death by her parents, Sterling and Alice Tenney; husband Jay; her son, Ernest; sisters; Lou Scott, Annie Currence and Mary Tenney; as well as great-granddaughter, Kasey Gillum; and daughters-in-law, Debbie Reed and Tammy Renee Jones Samples.

Ellen is survived by sons, Kenneth (Hester) of Marlinton, Jim (Joann) of French Creek, Tammy (Bernard) Vangilder (widow of son, Ernest) of Alexander, Bryan (Theresa) of Buckhannon; two daughters, LeVera Gillum (Keith) and LeVonda Samples, all of Buckhannon; one daughter-in-law, Loretta Samples; and one sister, Martha Cochran of Lorentz. She is survived by the following grandchildren: Becky (Jim) Harlan, Ronnie (Jan) Samples, Sandra (Jeff) Marfield, Barbara (Jamie) Bailey, Kenneth (Roberta) Samples, Tammy Jo Samples, Jimbo (Lisa) Samples, Lisa (Todd) Cutlip, Lena Samples, Ernest (Liza) Samples, Jenny Samples, Ryan (Melanie) Gillum, Pamela (Joe) Maxwell, BJ Samples, Kayla (Josh) Hull, Summer (Caleb) Hiltner, Sharon (Johnny) Moore and Nancy, Mike and Bill Jordan. She is survived by great-grandchildren, Jared, Jacob, Jordan and Bethany Harlan; Zachary Samples; Corey and Colby Boyles; Tyler, Jason and Brandon Marfield; Logan and Meghan Bailey; Hunter and Trapper Samples; Kirstie and Toddy Cutlip; Katie Samples; Cassius Samples; Jazmin, Adaryus, Jordan, Channing, and Kiya Gillum; Kyanna and Alissa Depoy; Ashton, Brooklyn, and Kenna Maxwell; Joshua, Peyton and Emily Hull; David (Ashley) Moore and Josh (Summer) Moore. Lastly, she is survived by one great-great-grandchild, Lucy Mae Moore.

The family would like to thank the staff at Holbrook on the Hill, the Rev. Junior Harris and the Rev. Buck Smith for their care and kindness over the last eight years.

Friends will be received today from 5-9 p.m. at the Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home. The funeral service will be noon on Saturday, Jan. 13, at the funeral home with the Rev. Junior Harris officiating. Burial will follow in the Heaston Ridge Church Cemetery in Heaston Ridge.

Online condolences may be made to the family at Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.