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Tuesday, 21 December 2021 16:17

Agnes Hale Samford Terry

Agnes Hale Samford Terry, age 81, of Gainesville, VA, formerly of Great Falls, VA passed away December 18, 2021.
Raised in Alberta, VA, Agnes was the daughter of the late Emory Hale and Katharine Jones Samford. She is survived by her husband of 58 years, David Thomas Terry; her four sons, William Samford Terry and wife Natalya, James Edward Terry and wife Catherine, David Emory Terry and Joseph Leigh Terry and girlfriend Theresa; her grandchildren, David and Sophia Terry, Nathan, Brandon and Alyssa Terry, and Grace, CC and Jamie Langford; her sister, Katharine Ann Samford and friend Emily Tilley; her brother Emory Hale Samford, Jr.; her niece, Katharine S. Railey and husband Edward; and two great nephews Jack and Samford Railey. Agnes was a graduate of Brunswick High School and James Madison College. She loved her family and friends, traveling, and playing cards. Her contagious laugh will always be remembered. One of her favorite sayings was: "There's a special place in Heaven for the mother of four boys." Funeral services will be conducted at 12:00 noon, Wednesday, December 29, 2021 at Williams Funeral Home, Lawrenceville with a private burial at Bethel Church Cemetery, Alberta, VA. The family will receive friends Wednesday from 11:00 to 12:00, prior to the service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Bethel United Methodist Church, c/o Becky Hinkle, 1305 Flat Rock Rd., Alberta, VA 23821. Online condolences may be made at
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  • Comment Link Bonnie Byers Tuesday, 04 January 2022 15:10 posted by Bonnie Byers

    Agnes was always a positive lady who loved her friends. I am blessed to have had her as a good friend for twenty years. Agnes was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. She will be missed by friends in Heritage Hunt. My condolences to Dave and her sons and their families.
    In sympathy,
    Bonnie Byers

  • Comment Link Bev Scoggins Monday, 03 January 2022 11:55 posted by Bev Scoggins

    My heart goes out to the family of Agnes. She was an encourager and full of life. We had such fun playing bridge online during the pandemic. And then especially as we resumed in person. She would ask me in to say hello to Dave before we started to play. Glad for those visits. Hopefully we can visit Dave as we're praying he'll continue lving here in Heritage Hunt.
    Thanks for making this well done video available.
    Bev Scoggins

  • Comment Link Judith Colucci Sunday, 02 January 2022 14:38 posted by Judith Colucci

    I feel such sympathy for the family of Agnes.
    Am sure it will be hard on all 4 boys and of course for David.
    Hopefully he will be able to "stay in their home" here in Heritage Hunt.
    I will miss her so much as she has been a good friend since we moved here at about the same time they did, we enjoyed the company of Agnes and Dave with our card playing.
    Of course I will miss her Bridge Group as I will miss her.
    Warmest Regards,
    From Judy and Bob Colucci

  • Comment Link Kaye H. Brewer Friday, 31 December 2021 14:58 posted by Kaye H. Brewer

    I mourn with you over the death of Agnes. She was a great person, full of sugar and spice! Thank you David for using your talents to make the funeral available to be seen on u-tube.
    Jim, you gave a powerful and loving tribute to your mom. And of course Kats gave her a beautiful song to go with her. After all, she was the golden child, being the only girl in the grandchildren! Agnes and I had fun laughing about that.
    So many good memories are with her and I will always think of her with a smile. That's the way she made you feel. My love to each of you, Kaye

  • Comment Link Barbara Kenefake Tuesday, 28 December 2021 17:51 posted by Barbara Kenefake

    My sympathy to Agnes' family. I live in Heritage Hunt and met Agnes years ago in the indoor pool. I always enjoyed talking to Agnes and was sad to see her Obituary in the Washington Post. She was a lovely woman and I will miss her smiling face. My condolences to all of her family, Barbara Kenefake

  • Comment Link Dorothy Gabig Saturday, 25 December 2021 13:10 posted by Dorothy Gabig

    Our thoughts and prayers are with Dave and the boys.

    Jack & Dottie Gabig

  • Comment Link Kay Miner Friday, 24 December 2021 11:38 posted by Kay Miner

    Agnes and Dave were one of the earliest members of our stroke group in Fairfax, VA where we met every Friday and looked forward to that day. Agnes was the caregiver for Dave who suffered a stroke some years ago. She was always cheerful and thoughtful. I don't think there were too many things that would ruffle her feathers. She was as solid as a rock. I loved her and will miss her dearly. Now we will pay special attention to Dave, as Agnes would have wanted.

  • Comment Link Katie Ripberger Thursday, 23 December 2021 12:55 posted by Katie Ripberger

    Our deepest sympathies to the Terry and Samford families and to all the relatives and friends who knew and loved Agnes. Our recollections of her go back many years. We know that she was very loved and will be greatly missed.
    The Ripberger Family

  • Comment Link Perry  Kim Lucy Wednesday, 22 December 2021 07:25 posted by Perry Kim Lucy

    Our deepest sympathies are with all of you in the loss of Agnes.
    I will forever remember her kind soul, and infectious laugh.

  • Comment Link Steve Poretz Tuesday, 21 December 2021 19:10 posted by Steve Poretz

    Dear Terry Family,
    My thoughts and prayers are with you as you celebrate the life of your Mother. May your memories of her bring a smile and warmth to you during this time and always.
    Warmest Regards,