Earlie Lee Sanders
May 19, 2009
Earlie Lee Sanders, age 89, died May 16, 2009 at The Windsor Place Nursing & Rehab Center in Columbus, MS. Graveside services will be held at Memorial Gardens Cemetery on Wednesday, May 20, 2009 at 1:00 PM with Pastor Ron Thomas officiating. Visitation will be at Memorial Funeral Home on Tuesday, May 19, 2009 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM Mr. Sanders was born on December 11, 1919, in Greenwood Springs, MS, to the late Henry Grady and Trudie Ray Sanders. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church. He was also a WWII U.S. Army Veteran serving in the South Pacific, and a charter member of the VFW Post #4272 in Columbus. He was a retired salesman for the Russell Wholesale Grocery Company. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife Lois McBride Sanders and his brother Howard Sanders. Survivors include: sons – Earl “Sandy” Sanders (Donna) of Jackson, MS and Mike Sanders (Sylvia) of Hattiesburg, MS; daughter – Melanie Roe (Glenn) of Biloxi, MS; sisters – Mrs. O.A. “Sue” McArthur of Columbus, MS, and Mrs. A.J. “Ruby” Bowie of Holly Springs, MS; grandchildren – Lisa Whisenant (Scott), Angela Davis (Todd), Michael Sanders, Elizabeth Sanders, Marshall Price, John Kellum (Jennifer), Kristopher Kellum, Lauren Alston and Heather Roe; seven great – grandchildren, one nephew; four nieces and former wife – Mildred Sanders. Mr. Sanders’ family would like to express their appreciation to the staff of The Windsor Place Nursing Home and Rehab. Memorials may be made to: Broadacres United Methodist Church Ministries, P.O. Box 9552, Columbus, MS 39705 or Fairview Baptist Church Bus Ministry,127 Airline Road, Columbus, MS 39702.