Ruth Mae Sanders, 99, of Forest Chapel, passed away Sunday, April 25, 2021, at her home.
Bright-Holland Funeral Home has scheduled graveside services for 1:00 p.m. Saturday, May 1st at Harmony Grove Cemetery in Texarkana, AR with Rev. Bill Dickey officiating. The family will receive friends from 6 – 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Mrs. Sanders, the daughter of William Douglas Gay & Sarah Emiline Self Gay, was born July 23, 1921, in Love County, OK.
She trained as a nurse’s aide at St. Michael’s in Texarkana and enjoyed a career that spanned many years. She and her husband, Richard Carl, farmed, had an orchard, and broiler houses. Ruth was of the Baptist faith.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Carl Sanders on April 29, 1975, three sons, Edward Leon Sanders on Aug. 29, 1968, Gary L. Sanders on July 13, 2013, and R. C. Sanders & his wife Jean who both passed away in 2012, two grandsons, Marvin Sanders in 1983, and Richard Owen Sanders in 2011, all her siblings, Earl Gay, Herbert Gay & wife Edith, and Ruby Harvick & husband Cliff.
Survivors include a daughter-in-law, Rebecca Sanders of Forest Chapel, grandsons, Rickey Sanders & wife Teresa of Nashville, TN, Edward Lee Sanders of Forest Chapel, Joseph Sanders & wife Janet of Paris, and John Sanders & wife Cheryl of Powderly, great grandchildren, Lanny Hawkins & wife Amber, Rickey Sanders, Joseph Sanders, Jacie Sanders, Jonathan Sanders, Cameron Fields, Kyleigh Fields, and Christopher Sanders, great great grandchildren, Hayden and Maddie, three sisters-in-law, Betty Webb, Frances Starrett and Joyce Powell, along with many nieces & nephews and a host of friends.
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