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Patrick John Anderson

01/15/2000 ~ 02/15/2019

Services will be held: 02/19/2019


Carolyn Prince Buffaloe

10/16/1937 ~ 02/15/2019

Services will be held: 02/20/2019


Jeanne Dupree Johnson

08/30/1934 ~ 02/16/2019

Services will be held: 02/23/2019

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Lillian Corvi Barbour

02/20/1928 ~ 02/12/2019

Services will be held: 02/16/2019

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Fred “Freddy” Allen Elliott, Jr.

03/07/1962 ~ 02/12/2019

Services will be held: 02/16/2019

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Sherry Wilson Midgette

08/07/1949 ~ 02/12/2019

Services will be held: 02/15/2019

Shirley Clinger

Shirley Lee Clinger

03/28/1946 ~ 01/25/2019

Services will be held: 02/16/2019

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Janice Norris Sais

10/30/1943 ~ 02/11/2019

Services will be held: 02/15/2019

Samantha Lynn Crompton-Owens

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08/07/1976 ~ 06/09/2018

Samantha Lynn Crompton-Owens (age 41) passed away at home on Saturday morning, June 9, 2018. Sam was born August 7, 1976 as the middle child of Rick and Linda Crompton. Born and raised on rural family tobacco farmland on the Lee/Harnett County line in Broadway, NC, she enjoyed a childhood spent playing with her Cox cousins who lived next door and of course her kid brother Jason and older sister Jennifer. Far from being a tomboy, she enjoyed dance and played in the marching band. After graduating from Lee Sr. High School in 1994, she attended UNCW where she met her husband Will and obtained a Chemistry degree in 1998. After marrying in 2002 in Pine Knoll Shores, NC, Sam & Will postponed starting a family for 8 years while they enjoyed marriage and each focused on their careers. Sam earned her Master’s Degree in Clinical Research from Campbell University and launched a successful career at Duke Clinical Research Institute and then at P.P.D. for the last 10 years. 2010 brought the arrival of Sam’s only child, Zachary David Owens. Zack was the light of Samantha’s world, and she embraced all that motherhood had to offer, including the PTA, sleepovers and soccer games. Whether in a boardroom, on a conference call, or in a family meeting, Sam was a blunt force to be reckoned with, who was never afraid to speak her mind. Whether in her professional life or personal life, you knew where Sam stood on any given topic. She loved the Carolina Panthers, Duke basketball, Pottery Barn and 31 Bags. Few things brought Sam more happiness than soaking up sun on Emerald Isle or cruising the intracoastal waterway. Though her last 19 months revolved around cancer, and though her battle displayed a level of grace, courage, and grit that served as an inspiration to many, her life is NOT defined by cancer, and cancer SHALL NOT define her memory. Her life is one that was well lived and is defined by unsurpassed tenacity, ambition, and spunk. If you knew Sam, you are better off because of it.

Sam is survived by her husband of 15 years, Will Owens; 8 year old son Zachary; parents Richard & Linda Crompton of Broadway, NC; brother and sister in law Jason & Jamie Crompton of Broadway, NC; sister and brother in law Jennifer & Tommy Howard of Broadway, NC; her paternal grandmother Carol F. Crompton of Aurora, Ohio; father and mother-in-law John & Deloris Owens of Oxford, NC; sister and brother in law Heather & Reid Daniel of Oxford, NC; nephews Nicholas Howard, Tanner Howard, Jackson Crompton, Tim Daniel, & Cody Daniel; and niece Emma Daniel.

A public memorial service will be Wednesday June 13th at 2PM in the chapel at Bryan-Lee Funeral Home on Wake Forest Rd. in Raleigh. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.bryan-leefuneralhome.com. In lieu of flowers, Sam asked that donations be made to KidsCan! which is a special family support program of the Rex Healthcare Foundation designed for families with young children, who have a parent, grandparent or caregiver who has been diagnosed with cancer. (2500 Blue Ridge Road, Suite 325 Raleigh, NC 27607).



2:30 pm (After the service)

Bryan-Lee Funeral Home
831 Wake Forest Road Raleigh, NC 27604



2:00 pm

Bryan-Lee Funeral Home Chapel
831 Wake Forest Road Raleigh, NC 27604


  1. Fay Stockwell

    Will & Zack,
    My thoughts and prayers are with you both.

  2. Erica Fitzgerald

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    With Deepest Sympathies,

  3. Patricia Conrad

    My thoughts are with the entire family at this very sad time.

  4. Donna, Eddie & Isabelle Sotomayor

    Will and Zachary,

    Our hearts are saddened by your loss and our thoughts and prayers are with both you. Our deepest condolences.

    Sotomayor Family

  5. Missy Brown

    You will be missed. I am so saddened by this news. My deepest condolences and prayers for her entire family.

  6. Chris Anglin

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I am so sorry for your loss.

  7. Donna G Rogers

    Will…thinking of you, Zachary and all the family. Praying peace and comfort for you all. Sam was undoubtedly a force to be reckoned with at work and my life is far better for knowing and working with her. She touched many lives and fond memories of her will be what lives on for all of us. I love you my dear sweet Sam! Keep heaven straight until we meet again!

  8. Jennifer Cole

    I haven’t seen Sam in years, but have fond memories of her from marching band in high school. You’re all in my thoughts and prayers.

  9. Martha & Brady

    Our thoughts and prayers have been with you daily and will continue to be.

  10. Travis Kemp

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

    “He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds” Psalm 147:3

  11. Wanda Fike

    My thoughts and prayers are with you Jennifer and the Owens family during this difficult time.
    Psalm 116:15 Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his saints.

  12. Patton, Gray, and Jordan

    Will and Zachary,

    We are so sorry for your loss. You have both been in our thoughts a lot over the last few days. Take care of each other and yourselves. You will continue to be on our minds and we wish you strength during this difficult time.


  13. Jessica Giles

    Sam you meant so much to my brother Daniel. He will definitely miss you. You are his angel now. Please watch over him bc lord knows he needs it lol. You will be missed.

  14. Dr. Anthony Ross Harrington

    This is Dr. Harrington who taught you history at CCCC many moons and sunsets ago. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. May God comfort you in the days ahead knowing that one day, your sister’s body and soul will be reunited and her body will be like Jesus Christ without blemish and cancer FREE. Lord hasten that day. AMEN

  15. Jackie Uzzell

    I am so sorry for your loss. My thought and prayers are with your entire family. Hopefully you can find comfort in Ps 34:18 “Jehovah is close to the brokenhearted He saves those who are crushed in spirit”

  16. Mark Hamer

    I’m so sorry to hear about the loss of Samantha. She was a ray of sunshine. I’ve always enjoyed the times hanging out with many of the Crompton Family. My prayer for all of you is to cherish all of the memories. God Bless all of you.

    My deepest condolences to your family.

    Mark Hamer

  17. David Poole

    Will, you and your family are in my prayers.
    C/O 94′

  18. Jackie Reams Phillips

    So sorry for your loss; my thoughts and prayers are with you all especially little Zack during this difficult time! May she RIP forever in the arms of our Lord.

  19. Jake Bullard and family

    Sam left us with lots of good memories where she was always smiling or spouting off some quick witted remark that would have everyone laughing. No more pain. No more devilish cancer. She will forever be watching over us all and celebrating her new life in Heaven. Thank you God for placing this family in our life. We miss you Sam! See you again in that wonderful place. Til then we celebrate your memory and strive to be as strong as you.

  20. Andy Culbreth

    Will, I am so sorry to hear this of your beautiful bride. If there is anything that I may be able to do for anyone during this time or afterwards, please let me know. I will be praying for you all.

  21. Shawndria

    Keeping you and your family in my prayers. Please let me know anything I can do. As difficult as this time may be, rest in knowing that she is no longer suffering, but is instead celebrating with the angels.

  22. Rob Partin


    I am sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.


  23. Susan Burton

    Will – I am so sorry to hear about Sam. You have such wonderful memories of your life together – they will get you and Zach through the difficult months ahead. She was much loved.

  24. Marilyn Beasley

    I still remember my first meeting with Samantha so that tells you how unforgettable she is. My heart goes out to Will and Zachary and all of her family and I know from experience that it will be tough without the one you love. Think about the memories often and don’t be ashamed of your tears. She’s still there with you just watch for the little signs!

  25. Kelley Peregoy

    My thoughts and prayers are with you my friend and will be there for you in the future. I know God will be with you in your time of need.

  26. Sherry Popiolek

    What words can be found at a time like this? Sam was a tenacious, fun-loving individual who made the work environment more enjoyable. She was loving, caring, ready to share, knowledgeable, and bold! What Sam has left this world is a touch on every heart of every person who knew her; this is how the world is changed!
    We thank you Will and Zach for sharing your Wife and Mom with us!! Prayers will continue to be lifted for your peace and comfort, for your continued strength, and for support from family and friends when the going gets tough. God’s blessings on you both, and on your family until you all meet again.

  27. Meg and Robbie Crompton

    To Will, Zach and Samantha’s family. Samantha was loving wife, outstanding mother , caring daughter and fun sister. Samantha was always the life of the party. We loved her tenacity. She will be deeply missed by all who knew her.
    Robbie and Meg Crompton

  28. James & Christy Gartland

    We are deeply saddened by the loss of Sam. We feel truly blessed to have known Sam and this wonderful family. Or thoughts and prayers are with Will & Zack and all those who knew and loved Sam. To say she will be missed is an understatement. We are here for anything you need Will. God Bless!


    My sympathy goes to the Owens ‘ family.

  30. The Haney Family

    We are all very sorry to hear of your loss. Find comfort in knowing that Sam is at peace now. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Matt, Marcy, Henry & Isaac

  31. Thesley and Mary Byrd & Family

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  32. Crystal Hinesley Starr

    I’m so sorry for your loss. Sending prayers for the family.

  33. Shannon Thomas Siegfried

    Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.

  34. Gisela Karic

    My deepest condolences to the family.
    Sam will be missed by all her friends at PPD.
    She was highly professional, very brave throughout the difficult moments and a wonderful and caring colleague.
    Our prayers and thoughts…

  35. Cheryl Hayes

    My love, thoughts, and prayers are with you and your family. God never makes any mistakes. Find comfort in knowing that Samantha is now healed!!!

  36. Sonja Wilber

    Will and Zachary I just wanted to tell you how sorry I am to hear about Samantha. She was a very special person. She will be sadly missed. Loved when she would pick up Zachary at the daycare she was just so sweet and funny. My thoughts and prayers are with you both.
    Love Ms. Sonja.

  37. Jeff Forslund

    So sorry to hear about this, she was such a great person. My thoughts and prayers are with the family !!!

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