Violet Samples, 85, of Hardy, Ark., died Aug. 20, 2007, in Batesville, Ark. She was a homemaker.
She is survived by: two daughters, Esther Susann Oakley of Hardy and Edna Jewell of Idawild, Calif.; two sons, Jesse Samples of Hardy, Kenneth Richard Samples of Riverside, Calif.; two sisters Naomi Burdette of Maysel, W.Va. and Cordelia Hall; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.She was preceded in death by: her parents, Okey B. and Jessie Arbogast Neal; husband Jesse A. Samples Jr.; a son, Leslie Franklin Samples; a daughter, Lindy Solvey.Funeral services were held Aug. 23 at the Heath Oak Hill Chapel of Hardy, with Floyd Rikard officiating. The arrangements were made under the direction of Heath Oak Hill Chapel of Hardy.