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Donald Samples - Year Entered 1963

Donald Samples

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07/09/15 09:10 PM #1    

Cledice Decker (1959)

From Gary Alexander:

 I found an obituary for a Donald W. Samples, correct age and a Navy vet (like our Don) who died in 2009 at 66. It said, "Mr. Samples, 66, of Pearl River, La., died Friday, June 12, 2009, at Ochsner Medical Center in New Orleans, LA. He served in the U.S. Navy." 

07/09/15 11:45 PM #2    

Emma Jane Aka E. J. Denny (B S 1975) (Cotran)

Melanie Harford Peak, his ex-wife wrote some notes on the Big Sandy site and it stated he died from a brain aneurysm. He is survived by his two daughters.  He was the minister in WWCOG Syracuse and Rochester NY in my teen years in the 70's.  Prior to that he was in Fayetteville AR and Springdale AR, if I remember correctly.

07/10/15 10:22 AM #3    

Gary Alexander (1963)

The reason I sent this clue about Don Samples to Cledice Decker is that Don and I had several conversations in the 1980s when our family was living in New Orleans.  I had a call from him once in the 1990s, too, since he followed my investment newsletter career from afar and wondered when I changed from being a pessimist (bear) to an optimist (bull).  Long story short, I became a "recovering Apocaholic" after the "gold bug" years in New Orleans. When it came time to look for Don, after this Web site was born, I first looked for clues in New Orleans, where we met in the 1980s.  Don was always upbeat, with a ready laugh.  He was a member of our small class entering in 1963

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