Samuel Morgan Church, Jr., Pennington Gap, Va., died on July 14, 2009, at Select Specialty Care Hospital in Bristol, Tenn. It was his wish to be cremated. A memorial celebration of his life is scheduled on Thursday, August 6, 2009, at Gilliam Funeral Home in Big Stone Gap. His wife Patti and son Nathaniel will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. The memorial celebration is scheduled at 7:00 p.m. in the chapel of the funeral home.