Obituaries » Elaine Wright Samples

Check your settings when you are happy with your print preview press the print icon below.

Show Obituaries Show Guestbook Show Photos QR Code Print

Elaine Wright Samples

June 26, 2018

Share your Memorial with Family & Friends

Add to favorites

Subscribe to updates for Elaine Samples

Please choose your subscription settings below, you can unsubscribe through email at any time.

Email me when someone posts in the guestbook

Email me when an update is made to the obituary

Email me on the anniversary of passing


Elaine Wright Samples, 73, of Forest died Tuesday, June 26, 2018. She was the devoted wife of Edward W. Samples, Jr. for over 49 years.

Elaine was born June 28, 1944 in Alexandria, a daughter of the late Earnest Edward Wright and Nellie O’Brien Wright. Elaine was a Graduate of Phillips Business College and employed as a bookkeeper with HCI until her retirement. She enjoyed traveling with her husband and was an avid animal lover. Elaine especially loved her King Charles Cavalier Spaniels, Emily and Valentine.

In addition to her husband she is survived by her brother Kenneth Wright and her sister-in-law Suzanne Wright.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, June 28, 2018 at Tharp Funeral Home Lynchburg.

A Graveside Service will be held at 1 p.m., Friday June 29, 2018 in Virginia Memorial Park with Pastor Margie Anderson officiating.

The family appreciates the compassionate care provided by Centra Hospice, especially Rebecca and Sheila and also Generations Solutions care givers, Dona, Joseph, Violet, Robin, Linda, and Latasha.

In lieu of flowers please consider making memorial contributions to the Lynchburg Humane Society in Elaine’s memory. 

Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Lynchburg, is assisting the family. To send condolences, please visit

Click here to access Obituary Archives from 2014 and earlier.