October 24, 1914 ~ February 14, 2011
Uriah Samuel Deahl, Jr, 96, of Carthage peacefully passed into the arms of Jesus on Monday, February 14, 2011 with his daughter, Betsy Spencer at his side.
A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 26 at the Carthage United Methodist Church, 401 McReynolds St.
He was born on October 24, 1914 in Chicago, IL later moving to Tallahassee, FL. He attended the University of Florida, Ryan School of Aeronautics and Northwestern University before becoming President of Derby Steam Laundry and Linen Supply. He later owned a chain of travel agencies before retiring to Carthage in 1983. He was active on the Carthage town council for several terms. As a member of the Methodist Church, Sam was an active lay minister, and his passion for the Gideon organization and their mission led him to minister to people in the Carthage jail system.
Sam is survived by his wife, Elizabeth (Libby) Spencer Deahl of 70 years; daughters, Lamar Deahl Blum and husband, John of Elgin, IL.; Elizabeth (Betsy) Deahl Spencer of West End; Son-in-law, Dr. John Clow of Cooperstown, NY; a brother, John J. Deahl of Northfield, IL; grandchildren Edward Samuel Clow of New York, NY; Christina Blum Erbeck and husband, Bruce of Gilberts, IL; Rebecca Blum White and husband Brian of Pickerington, OH, Jessica and Amanda Erbeck of Springfield, MO; great-grandchildren Spencer and Sarah White.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Carol Deahl Clow.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be given Carthage United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 70, Carthage, NC 28327, Gideons of Moore County P.O. Box 1430, Carthage, NC 28327 or Liberty Home Health and Hospice, 300 West Pennsylvania Ave., Southern Pines, NC 28387.
Fry and Prickett Funeral Home is assisting the family.