SIKESTON - Earnest Sammie "Sam" Fodge, 78, formerly of Blodgett, died Oct. 14, 2006, at Sikeston Convalescent Center in Sikeston.
Born Jan. 28, 1928, in Kewanee, to the late Louis and Fannie Fodge, he was a self-employed home repair contractor and a member of Mount Calvary Missionary Baptist Church.
On Nov. 17, 1944, he married Donnie Captola Fodge, who survives.
Other survivors include: two sons, Vyron Edward Fodge of Bloomfield and Donald Fodge of Sikeston; one brother, Charles Fodge of Sikeston; one sister, Iris Jean Allen of the state of South Carolina; and five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Ponder Funeral Home, where services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday. The Rev. John Tarter, pastor of Mt. Calvary Missionary Baptist Church, will officiate.
Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery.