Rev. Dr. Samson Oluremi Awotula Sr. passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014, in a local hospital. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Christiana Titilayo Awotula. Survivors include his wife of 34 years, Grace Oluremi Awotula; children, Emmanuel (Jennifer) Awotula, Rosemary (Adetayo) Kehinde, Samson Oluremi Awotula Jr., Dorcas Awotula; grandsons, Noah, Isaiah and Micah Awotula, Several brothers, sisters, aunts-uncles, nieces and nephews. Homegoing services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014, at Olivet Baptist Church, with Burial to follow in Hamilton Memorial Gardens. A prayer service will be held at 6 p.m. today, Jan. 31, in the Advantage Chapel followed by visitation with the family from 6:30 p.m. until 8 p.m. Hebrews 11:6 says But without faith it is impossible to please him, for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him. Memorial contributions may be made to the March of Dimes or Paralyzed Veterans Organization. Funeral Arrangements have been entrusted to Advantage Funeral Cremation Services-Franklin-Strickland-Pinkard-Bryan-Smith Funeral Directors, 1724 McCallie Ave., 423-265-4414.