Paul W. Sammons

Published 12:15 am Sunday, February 20, 2011

KITTS HILL — Paul W. Sammons, 72, of Kitts Hill, died Thursday, Feb. 17, 2011, at King’s Daughters Medical Center in Ashland, Ky. The Ashland, Ky., native was born Jan. 13, 1939, the son of the late Willard and Belva Holley Sammons. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Janice Stapleton Sammons, whom he married Sept. 20, 1958.

Mr. Sammons was a graduate of Rock Hill High School and a U.S. Army veteran. He was a former operator for Dow Chemical, retiring in 1996, and a member of Woodland Chapel Freewill Baptist Church.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Randall Sammons; a brother, Raymond Sammons; three sisters, Violet Krewson, Jeanetta M. Ellis and Josephine Sammons; and mother-in-law and father-in-law, Clark and Mildred Stapleton.

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In addition to his wife, he is survived by son and daughter-in-law: Mark A. and Virginia Sammons of Kitts Hill; daughter and son-in-law: Tonda L. and Mike Griffith of Flatwoods, Ky.; daughter: Kimberly Sammons of Richmond, Va.; son and daughter-in-law: Christopher S. and Amanda Sammons of Kitts Hill; three brothers and two sisters-in-law: Grant Sammons of Ashland, Ky., Logan and Terri Sammons of Griffith, Ind., and David and Anna Sammons of Ronnieville, Ky.

a sister: Vivian Cessna of Hammond, Ind., nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Phillips Funeral Home, 1004 S. Seventh St., Ironton, with Brother Dave Schug and Pastor Jim Kimble officiating. Burial will follow in Sugar Creek Cemetery and visitation will be Monday from 6-9 p.m. at the funeral home. To offer condolences to the family, please visit