Linda (Bowling) Sample

April 4, 1946 ~ June 21, 2022 (age 76)


Linda Bowling Sample, 76, of Statesville, passed away June 21, 2022, surrounded by her family, following a courageous three-year battle with peritoneal cancer.

Linda was born April 4, 1946, in Knoxville, Tennessee, to Lindle Leon Bowling and Elizabeth Campbell Bowling, who preceded her in death. She attended the University of Tennessee where she met the love of her life, the late James McCamey (Mac) Sample, Jr. They married in 1966, and had three daughters: Leigh, Susan, and Marty.

Widowed at 37, Linda poured her heart into raising their daughters, and every decision she made put their best interests at the forefront. A devoted mother and Nanna, Linda was fiercely proud of her family and enjoyed life the most when surrounded by those she loved.

Linda is survived by her three daughters, Leigh Brown (Chris) of Statesville, Susan Simonton (Scott) of Troutman, and Marty Mauppin (Chris) also of Troutman. She is also survived by grandchildren Elizabeth Brown and husband Badin Thomas, Thomas Brown, Lindsay Simonton, Mac Simonton, Cole Loftis, Riley Mauppin, and Ella Mauppin.

Linda’s girls would like to thank the amazing staff at the S. Mitchell Mack Hospice House in Mooresville for their gentle and loving care through this difficult time. They would also like to thank their aunt, Jan Ambrose, for her constant support, guidance, and love.

Graveside funeral services and visitation will be held at 10:30am on Saturday, July 2, 2022, at Oakwood Cemetery (just off Cowles Dr on Patriot Ln), Statesville, NC. Linda’s pastor, Dr. Steve Shoemaker of Grace Baptist Church, is officiating.

In lieu of flowers, Linda’s family asks that donations be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at or Hospice of Iredell County Online condolences may be made to the family at

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Graveside Service
July 2, 2022

10:30 AM
Oakwood Cemetery
114 Oakwood Dr.
Statesville, NC 28677


St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105
Tel: 1-800-805-5856

Hospice and Palliative Care of Iredell County
2341 Simonton Rd., Statesville NC 28625

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