In Memory


Sammy was a delightful, fun-loving person. He always enjoyed a good party with his classmates. We'll all miss him as we prepare for our 40th reunion. Sammy was retired from the City of Greensboro and had one son and grandchild.

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01/11/11 10:49 PM #1    

James Edward Avent, Jr.

Sammy was my closest Grimsley classmate and a dear friend. From the time we met at Kiser in 1965, Sammy took it upon himself that no one made a racial slur or an off the cuff remark to me unless the person wanted to suffer the consequences of his rath. We were friends as children and friends as adults. I miss him terribly, but I am not without hope that I will see him again one day.

James E. Avent, Jr.

01/22/11 12:44 PM #2    

Elizabeth George (Hammond)

I didn't know Sammie very well at school, but based on James Avent's comment Sammie sure lived a life worth living.

03/25/11 04:32 PM #3    

John Taylor Council

Sammy was cool in school (he once was in on the theft of the Pirate Ship's anchor) and was already too much his own person to have been anything less as an adult.  He is the kind of person the world misses when they are gone.

06/28/11 04:15 PM #4    

Annie Laurie "Lollie" Holland (Lehman)

Sammy was my friend.     He was always kind to me and was truly a very happy person.  I still remember  him dancing away at our 20th (or 25th ?) reunion.  What a great guy...... I am so happy to know that he has a son and grandchild.

08/28/11 08:13 PM #5    

Sarah Kritzer (Wheeler)

Sammy and  were reunion friends. We had several days every reunion year that we enjoyed each other's company. I will really miss those times. I know that he enjoyed Jake's diner after the reunions. Maybe we will meet again at Jake's someday. Love you, Sarah










09/17/11 11:31 PM #6    

Matt Lojko

Howard Samuel "Sam" Apple Jr.


GREENSBORO — Howard Samuel Apple, Jr., 56, died Tuesday, December 16, 2008 at Moses Cone Hospital.

Graveside service will be held 2 p.m. Thursday, December 18, 2008 at Lakeview Memorial Park. Rev. Milton Wilder will officiate.

Sam was born August 28, 1952, in Guilford County to the late Howard S. Apple and Ruby Adam Apple.

Sam worked for Thurston Motor Lines and Standard Trucking Company. He retired from the City of Greensboro, as a Solid Waste Inspector.

Sam is survived by his son, Jeffrey Matthew Apple and one grandson, Reily Rhoades of Greensboro, his sisters Connie Bozarth and husband Len, Carol Apple and brother Randy Apple all of Greensboro.

Family will receive friends from 7 until 8 p.m. Wednesday, December 17, 2008, at Forbis & Dick North Elm Chapel.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Greensboro, 2500 Summit Ave. Greensboro, NC 27405. Online condolences can be made at

Published in News Record on December 17, 2008

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