Funeral services for Mrs. Gwen Sanders, age 101, of Fayette, were held Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020, at 2 p.m., at Norwood-Wyatt Chapel with Dr. Ken Dunivant and Pastor Kathy Griffith officiating. Burial followed at Fayette City Cemetery. Mrs. Sanders died Thursday, Feb. 6. She was preceded in death by her husband, Sam J. Sanders, Jr. and parents, Clyde Stewart and Alta Roberts Stewart. Mrs. Sanders was a lifelong resident of Fayette and a retired classroom teacher of forty-two years, having taught forty-one years in Fayette schools. She was an active member of Fayette First United Methodist Church and served on the Administrative Board, was president of the United Methodist Women, and a Sunday school teacher. She was a member of Fayette Music Study Club, Progress Club Inc., Delta Kappa Gamma Society, and Fayette County Education Retirees Association. Survivors include several cousins, including caregivers, Linda Acker (Joe), and Jimmy (Mary Jane) Dodson and her “Morning View Family” Pallbearers were Joe Acker, Kyler Clark, Roger Clark, Alva Grimsley, Jesse Seaborn, and Jim Shepherd. Honorary pallbearers were Jimmy Dodson, Charles Langley, Harlan Prater III, Dr. Fred Yerby, members of Adult Friendship Sunday School Class at Fayette First United Methodist Church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Fayette First United Methodist Church. Norwood-Wyatt Chapel of Fayette directed.
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