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Samuel "Sammy" Charles Saia, Sr.
February 20, 1942  -  May 20, 2008


Samuel Charles “Sammy” Saia, Sr., 66. of West Helena, Arkansas passed away Tuesday, May 20, 2008 in Memphis, Tennessee. Mr. Saia was born February 20, 1942 in Helena, Arkansas to Rose Brocato Saia and the late Anthony “Tony” William Saia.

He is survived by his wife, Shirley Bernard Saia of West Helena; his mother, Rose Saia of Helena; daughters, Cheryl Scarbrough and husband, Skip, of Helena and Barbara Tucker of Orlando, Florida; a son, Sam Saia, Jr. and wife, Jennifer, of West Helena; brother, Billy Saia of Barton; brother-in-law, David Bernard of Helena; grandson, Blake Doster of Ozark, Arkansas; granddaughters, Shelby Tucker of Orlando, Florida, Mary Katherine Saia of West Helena, Beth Ann Scarbrough of Helena and Emily Saia of West Helena.

He was preceded in death by his father.

Services for Sammy Saia will be held Friday, May 23, 2008 at 10 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Helena. Father Joe Marconi will officiate. A rosary service will be held at 7 p.m., Thursday, at Roller-Citizens, with visitation from 5-8 p.m. Burial will be at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Helena.

Pallbearers are Blake Robbins, David Bernard, Bryan Davis, Pat Truemper, Lindsey Neighbors and Paul Battle, III. Honorary pallbeares are Sammy Charles Brocato, Norman Bryant, Lucien Webster, Eugene Young, Neil Robbins, Jim Young, Charles Sibley, Ernie Sibley, James O. Gabbie, Blackie Jumper and Larry Delk.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 123 Columbia Street, Helena, Arkansas 72342.

Services directed by Roller-Citizens Funeral Home, West Helena, (870) 572-2571.

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