Floyd Edward Sanders Sr.

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, January 7, 2003

Floyd Edward Sanders Sr. died Saturday, Jan. 4, 2003, at River Region Medical Center. He was 78.

A lifelong resident of Vicksburg, Mr. Sanders was a retired supervisor for Marathon-LeTourneau. He served in World War II on search and rescue missions of downed airplanes in the Iceland, Greenland and Newfoundland areas.

Survivors include a son, Floyd Edward Sanders Jr. of Vicksburg; four daughters, Sandy Perman of Vicksburg, Joyce Sanders of Alto, N.M., Denise Brady of Lake Forrest Calif., and Sandra Hicks of Millbury, Ohio; two brothers, J.B. Sanders and Jack Sanders, both of Vicksburg; a sister, Hazel Pettway of Vicksburg; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

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Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Glenwood Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at Green Acres Memorial Park.

Visitation will be from 5 until 8 tonight at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Jay Sanders, Joe Pettway, Travis Sanders, D.J. Sanders, Walter Pettway and Ronnie Muirhead.

Honorary pallbearers will be members of Old Stagg Hunting Club.

Rev. Robert Lee Saul

The Rev. Robert Lee Saul died Saturday, Jan. 4, 2003, at River Region Medical Center. He was 74.

A native of Starkville, Rev. Saul lived in Vicksburg. He served at churches in Greensboro, Ala., Brookhaven, McComb, Crystal Springs, Hazlehurst and St. Stephen’s in Columbia, which he founded. He retired in 1990 as rector of Christ Church. He authored two books, “O Be Joyful” and “A Vine Out of Egypt.”

Survivors include five cousins, John R. Walker of Memphis, Susan Cliett of Brandon, William R. Saul and Charles Cliett, both of West Point, Miss., and Sarah Ann Fletcher of Indianola.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Christ Episcopal Church with Bishop Duncan Gray and the Rev. Clifton McInnis officiating. Burial will be at 4 p.m. at Odd Fellow Cemetery in Starkville under the direction of Glenwood Funeral Home.

Visitation will be from 9 a.m. Wednesday until the service at the church.

Pallbearers will be Mike Chaney, Dick Jacobson, George Downing, Tim Fagerburg, the Rev. Victor Bircher and William Marcuson.

Honorary pallbearers will be Douglas Irvin, Paul Mlakar, Edward Habeeb, Stacy Douglas, Robert Pickett, Jim Karel, Jim Bird, John Cook, Allen Rooke, Jimmy Horn and Bob Weatherly.

Memorials may be made to Christ Episcopal Church, St. Alban’s Episcopal Church or to a favorite charity.