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Joan Sammons

May 19, 1945 — November 1, 2021


Canton – Joan Clark Sammons, 76, passed away on Monday, November 1, 2021 at Pigeon Valley Rest Home.

Joan was a native of Baker County, Georgia and a daughter of the late Perry Jackson and Minnie Holland Clark.  She was also preceded in death by three sisters, Margaret Griffin, Kate Carter and Evelyn Hoover; and three brothers, Jack Clark, Spurgeon Clark and Derrell Clark.  Joan was the owner and operator of Creation Tours.  She was participated with Haywood County Disaster Relief Center and Human Trafficking Awareness.  Joan was also a dedicated church member and volunteered and cooked the Wednesday evening meals at the church.

She is survived by her husband of 59 years, Reverend Dr. Jack B. Sammons; a daughter, Jill Parrish and her husband, Bill; a sister, Gracie Mae King; and a granddaughter, Addison Parrish.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, November 5, 2021 at Canton First Baptist Church with the Reverend Dr. Jack B. Sammons and Reverend Court Green officiating.  The family will receive friends immediately following the service at the church.  Burial will be at the Colomokee Baptist Church Cemetery in Blakely, Georgia.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Broyhill Baptist Children's Home, 111 Sneed Drive, Clyde, NC  28721 or to any domestic violence shelter.

The care of Mrs. Sammons has been entrusted to Wells Funeral Homes of Canton and an online memorial register is available at “Obituaries” at

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Friday, November 5, 2021

Starts at 10:00 am (Eastern time)

Canton First Baptist Church

208 Academy St, Canton, NC 28716

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