She was born November 26, 1930 in Wood County, W.Va. a daughter of the late David W. and Mary R. Sellers Sams. Lucille was a homemaker and was a receptionist at Weight Watchers for over 25 years. She was a member of the Eastern Star and the Gihon United Methodist Church.
Surviving is her husband of 63 years, Howard Mahaffey, Jr.; two sons, Steve Mahaffey and wife, Linda, and Joe Mahaffey and wife, Rosie all of Parkersburg, W.Va.; two daughters, Nancy Elder and fiancé Jerry Ault of Belpre, Ohio, and Sharon Albert of Parkersburg, W.Va.; two brothers, Charles Sams and wife, Nancy of Vienna, W.Va., and Clarence Sams and wife, Donna of Stewart, Ohio; four grandchildren, Scott Smith of Parkersburg, W.Va., Kristi Benbow of Chambersburg, PA, Kevin Mahaffey of Parkersburg, W.Va., and Alex Albert of Chester, VA; and five great-grandchildren, Lauren and Ryan Benbow, Kaylynn Albert, Paul Smith, and Emily Hess.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by an infant daughter; seven brothers; and three sisters.
Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, November 24, 2012 at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, 2333 Pike St. Parkersburg, W.Va. with Pastor Jim Eakle officiating. Interment will follow at the Sunset Memory Gardens. Visitation will be 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.