Celebrating The Life Of Loved Ones

Loretta Maxine Whitley Lambert Samples

Loretta Maxine Whitley Lambert Samples, 86, of Locust, NC, passed away Wednesday September 19, 2018 at Stanly Manor. Her funeral service will be 4 PM Sunday, September 23, 2018 in the Stanly Funeral & Cremation Care Chapel of Albemarle with Rev. Wally Gilmer and Rev. Jeremy Hyde officiating. Burial will follow in the Running Creek Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 3 PM until 4 PM prior to the service.

Loretta was born August 15, 1932 in Stanly County, NC and was the daughter of the late Leonard Lloyd Whitley and Leola Sasser Whitley. She attended Stanly Community College receiving her CNA, which she used to serve many families. Loretta was a retired employee of Wiscassett Mill Company. She was a member of Freedom Baptist Church, Locust, NC.

Mrs. Samples was preceded in death by her first husband Virgil Lambert, Jr. and second husband Hubert Samples. She is survived by a son Virgil Lambert, III. (Kelly Crayton Lambert) of Locust, NC; brother Bruce Whitley of Cramerton, NC; sister Anita Mauney of Lowell, NC; two granddaughters Candice Mullins (Jeremy) of Ft. Belvoir, VA, Deidre Blevins (Scott) of Midland, NC and a grandson Joshua Gardner (Matthew Cox) of Greenville, NC and four great-grandchildren Boston Mullins, Canaan Mulllins, Ethan Mullins and Brady Blevins. Loretta was also preceded in death by a sister Lavonne Averill and a brother Darrell Whitley.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Stanly and the Uwharrie, 960 N. First Street, Albemarle, NC 28001.


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We never felt hurried or rushed in any way even though they had other funerals that day.  Everyone at Stanly Funeral Home made us feel like we were family and did everything they could for us in this most trying time in our lives.


Everyone went out of their way to make sure that every detail was good with me.  Their kindness, patience and love they show is superior.  Stephen Aldridge and his ENTIRE staff are the best.


The whole staff was wonderful but Stephen Aldridge was excellent, even sending us a note one month later.