Birth Dec. 7, 1924, Cocke County, Tennessee, USA
Death Apr. 7, 1944, Alabama, USA

Newport Plain Talk, 20 April 1944, page 1, includes photo

Oscar Samples, A.M.M. 3C, age 19, was killed in a plane collision near Oak, Ala., April 7. Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at the Open Door church, with Rev. Jud Holdway and Rev. Otis King officiating. Burial was in Dunn cemetery at Edgemont. The State Guards were in charge of the funeral. Survivors are sisters Mrs. Ted Gregg and Mrs. James Murray of Newport Mrs. Roy Gorman of Johnson City three brothers, Ted Samples of Newport Holly of the Army Air Corps, Camp Luna, New Mexico, and Lester of the Army somewhere in England.

Pallbearers were sailors Joe Balor, Kermit Smithpeters, Johnnie Hightower, Clyde O’Neil, Jr., Earl Sutton and C.A. Mayfield.

Flowerbearers were Katherine Gregg, Mrs. Sanford Barnes, Mrs. Alf Helton, Mrs. Earl Tate, Misses Vegie [sic] Shropshire, Lorene Miller, Jettile Dawson, Pearl Holt, Edith Lindsey, Edna Holt, Aileen Brown and Thomesene Webb.—-

One Dies When Planes Collide in Mid Air

PENSACOLA, Fla., April 10, 1944–The Naval Air Station public relations office today announced that AMM 3C Oscar Sample [sic], of New Port, Tenn., was killed in a collision of two planes near Oak, Ala. The Pilot of the plane in which Sample [sic] was a passenger and the pilot of the other aircraft, parachuted to safety.

The Anniston Star Anniston, Alabama- April 10, 1944

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George Bose Samples 1876 – 1937
Pearl Holt Samples 1888 – 1935

Note U S Naval Air Corps

Dunn Cemetery, Cocke County, Tennessee, USA

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