Mervin Lavine Biggs
CUMBERLAND - Mervin Lavine "Sam" "Pops" Biggs, 79, of Cumberland, peacefully passed away Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020, at Ruby Memorial Hospital.
Mervin was born April 19, 1940, in Ridgeley, W.Va., to his parents Martha (Edmonson) Biggs and Theodore "Ted" Biggs. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Carol J. Biggs; his son, Mervin L. "Sammy" Biggs Jr.; his daughters, Demetrius L. "Dee" Biggs and Christal L. Biggs; his brothers, Chester Dorsey, Richard "Sonny" Biggs, Joseph Biggs, and Guy Biggs.
He worked many skills sets and was a Jack of all trades. He painted, repaired automobiles and could build anything anyone asked. He worked at Superfos In Mexico Farms for over 10 years until retiring. Over a period of 30-35 years, he and Carol welcomed numerous friends and family to stay in their home. Many remember him as a patient Father who encouraged you to live life fully. Mervin was an avid Sports fan. He loved football and the Baltimore Ravens. He was generous and very witty in conversation or making a joke!
Mervin is survived by his sister, Rosalie "Rosey" Giles; his granddaughters, Shandraya "Boopie" Rutherford and husband, Tray, and Samantha Monroe; and his niece, Dianne Dorsey. He also leaves behind his sons, Quentin "Quinny" Meade and wife, Carmen, and James Dumas; his great-grandchildren, Jasiyah Monroe and Marlee Rutherford; and additionally, many sons, daughters, nieces and nephews not of blood but always considered family.
Friends will be received at the Adams Family Funeral Home, P.A., 404 Decatur St., Cumberland, ( on Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. A funeral service will follow at 12 noon.
Interment will be in Sunset Memorial Park at a later date.
The family would like to thank all who cared for him, Frostburg Nursing Home, longtime friends Joe Clanagan, James Beckwith, Dianne Dorsey, James Dumas for solid and rough times, Quentin Meade from beginning to end and a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins who visited or stopped by to show "Mr. Sam" "Uncle Sam" or "Pops" some love. We appreciate all you have done grandfather.
Published on February 25, 2020


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Feb 27, 2020
Dear uncle Sam how I will miss you. Now you and aunt Butch can rest easy and fly high with your children whom I'm sure greeted you with open arms. My childhood is filled with memories of Baker Street growing up with Boopie. Another angel on my side
Thomas B. Biggs
Feb 26, 2020
My last uncle is gone, but not forgotten. You will be missed. I remember as a kid telling you things and you always treated me as a son. Rest in peace until we meet again.
Jill Johnson.
Feb 26, 2020
I'm so very sorry for your loss. Sam was a sweetheart. I remember when they lived in Baker Street the many conversations we had across the fence. He will be greatly missed
Barb Emerick
Feb 25, 2020
I have missed visiting with Sam at Frostburg Village since he moved. He always had a smile and we would talk while sitting in the sun. We have thought of him often he was a wonderful man. RIP Sam and keep the sunshine coming.