SAM DEAHL
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.
Condolences: www.PinesFunerals.com

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  1. Mrs. Libby and Betsy, may you be comforted by your memories and the knowledge that your beloved husband and father is finally at peace in our Father’s arms. Love in Christ, Sheila Whitesell Woods

  2. If you gave him a bundle of fishing line all twisted up, he would untangle it. If you brought a young little great nephew to the beach house he would stand on the end of the pier in his sox and fish.
    Uncle Sam has always been more than Aunt Libby’s

  3. Dear Betsy, what a long and noble life your father lived! And now to be in the presence of our Lord. God bless you and your family as you mourn, miss and celebrate this precious life….your dear father! Barbara Bickers

  4. I knew Sam for 11 years as I worked at the jail (Carol Case)and used to talk with him as he was coming and going. A very nice man who dearly loved the Lord and worked hard as a soldier for Him. He will be missed

  5. What a wonderful,loving CHRISTIAN man. He set the example for all of us. May he have a beautiful and joyous reunion with Carol!! He will be missed. All my love to the family, Nancy (Verch)Walker Traywick

  6. What a wonderful and dear man of God Uncle Sam was. He inspired me, being a great example of a man living the Christian faith. He ived a full life as a family man and servant of God. He will be greatly missed!

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