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Several County Offices to Close During Services for Tax Assessor Brenda Samples

All Kaufman County offices in the County Courthouse @ 100 W. Mulberry St. in Kaufman, and the Courthouse Annex at 100 N. Washington St. in Kaufman will be closed from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday, June 2, 2022 to allow elected officials, their staff, and County employees the opportunity to attend the funeral service for Brenda Samples. County Tax offices in Kemp, Terrell and Forney will also close during that time. (Terrell – 408 E. College Street Terrell; Forney – 200 E. Main Street Forney; Kemp – 103 N. Main Street Kemp.)

Also to close are the Veterans Service Office @ 3003 S. Washington St. in Kaufman, the Fire Marshal’s office at 101 N. Houston St. in Kaufman, and the office of Ken Cates, Precinct 4 County Commissioner at 103 N. Main St. in Kemp, TX 75143.

Kaufman County Tax Assessor. Brenda passed away on Thursday, May 26, 2022 and left behind many friends and co-workers who loved her. Brenda had been a beloved and valued member of our team since 2017 and will be missed. Brenda was elected County Tax Assessor in January 2017 and was serving her second term in office. Prior to coming to Kaufman County, Brenda worked at Caldwell Banker for over 21 years.

Funeral Services for Brenda Samples

The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, June 2, 2022 at First Baptist Church of Terrell with interment to follow at College Mound Cemetery. Her family will receive friends from 4 – 7 p.m., Wednesday, June 1, 2022 at Max Slayton Funeral Chapel at 642 N. Rockwall Ave. in Terrell. (See obituary HERE).


Wednesday, June 1 from 4 – 7 p.m.

Max Slayton Funeral Chapel @ 642 N. Rockwall Ave., Terrell, TX 75160

Funeral Service

Thursday, June 2, 2022 @ 11 a,m.

First Baptist Church of Terrell, 403 N. Catherine, Terrell, TX 75160

Please keep Brenda’s family in your prayers and thoughts as they go through this difficult time.