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Darlene McCloud Sams

May 7, 1949 — March 25, 2022

DURHAM, NC – Mrs. Darlene McCloud Sams of Durham, died on Friday, March 25, 2022. She was born May 7, 1949 in Bellaire, OH. A daughter of the late Chet and Helen Angus McCloud.

Darlene was a loving and devoted military wife to her husband of 52 years, Joseph D. Sams Sr., of Durham, NC. She was also the proud mother to Joe (Jennifer) Sams, Jr. of Creedmoor, NC; daughter, Stacey Lynn Bezek of Durham, NC; grandchildren, Charis Sams, Dustin West, Ashley West, and great-grandchildren, Jessie West, and Joseph West.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Chet and Helen McCloud; husband, Joseph Sams Sr.; brothers, Donald McCloud and James McCloud.

Surviving; siblings, Shirley (Les) Norman of Bethesda, OH, Nancy McConnell of Bellaire, OH, and Gary (Connie) McCloud of Lewisville, OH;

A Graveside Service will be held 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 29, 2022 at Oak Grove Memorial Gardens in Durham NC.

In lieu of flowers please make donations in honor of Darlene Sams to Jim and Betsy Bryan Hospice Home, 100 Roundtree Way, Pittsboro, NC 27312

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Tuesday, March 29, 2022

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Oak Grove Memorial Gardens

3712 Cheek Rd, Durham, NC 27704

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