Funeral service for Deacon Sam L. Jefferson, 95, was held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014 in Lower Mosley Baptist Church, Rutledge with Pastor G. C. Brown officiating.

Deacon Jefferson was born November 22, 1918 to George Jefferson and Melia Russell Jefferson.

He was united in holy matrimony to Maggie Williams on February 16, 1941. He was a member of Lower Mosley Baptist Church, where he served as chairman of the Deacon Board for many years.

He leaves a legacy of love with many memories his wife of 72 years Maggie L. Jefferson of Rutledge; a son John W. Jefferson Sr. (J.C.) of Conyers; grandchildren John Jefferson Jr. (Margaret) of Rutledge, Carolyn Kegler, Timothy L. Jefferson Sr. (Vivian), Wanda Marks and Prissi Houston (Eric) of Decatur; sister-in-law Mattie Bailey of Rutledge; 12 great grandchildren, seven great-great grandchildren; the Bailey, Wade, Williams, Taylor, Harris and Branch families and many more relatives and friends. Casket attendants and flower attendants were family and friends. Jones and Turner Funeral Home were in charge of arrangements.