Sam Vining

Sam Vining, 79, of Jonesboro, died on Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2012. He was preceded in death by his son, Samuel Keith Vining, and brothers, Davis Vining and Hoyt Vining.

Those left to cherish his memory include his wife of 56 years, Eunice Vining; son, Kahle Vining; daughters and sons-in-law, Karen and Alan Ammons, and Kristi and Tom Bryan; grandchildren, Karmon Johnson, Jaime Ammons, Cynthia Vining, and Melynda Bryan; great-grandchildren, Alexia Johnson, Devin Johnson, Makenna Johnson, and Alyssa Vining; sister, Neva Schwinne and several nieces and nephews.

He was a member of Faith United Methodist Church, in Riverdale, Ga.

His family will receive friends at the funeral home TODAY (Thursday, Feb. 2), from 5 p.m., until 7 p.m. The funeral service is scheduled for Friday, Feb. 3, at 11 a.m., at the funeral home, with the Rev. Sid Chapman officiating. Interment will be at Noah’s Ark Cemetery in Jonesboro.

In lieu of flowers, those wishing, may make donations to the Faith United Methodist Church, Valley Hill Road, Riverdale, Ga.

Tara Garden Chapel Funeral Home, 681 North Avenue, Jonesboro, is in charge of arrangements, (770) 471-7171.