Edna Smith Sanders

Published 12:01 pm Tuesday, August 24, 2010

TALLULAH — Edna Smith Sanders died Saturday, Aug. 21, 2010, at Holly Springs in Tallulah. She was 90.

Mrs. Sanders worked for Westinghouse and Cooper Lighting for 25 years. After retiring she cooked for Culkin School and Woodlawn Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, James Dowlin Smith and Perry Hinson Smith; a husband, Ora Leroy Sanders; a brother, Milton Loyd Smith; two sisters, Susie Mae Smith Fielder and Thelma Smith Myers; and a grandson, Joey Carroll.

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Survivors include three sons, Charles L. Sanders of Vicksburg, Riley L. Sanders of Mobile and James V. Sanders of Pearl; two daughters, Sarah Jean Agustin of Gulfport and Elaine Carroll of Vicksburg; a sister, Catherine Smith Berry of Hattiesburg; seven grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

Services were at noon today at Frank J. Fisher Funeral Home with the Rev. Robert Walker officiating. Burial followed at Oak Grove Baptist Church Cemetery in Phoenix, Miss.

Pallbearers were grandsons, Michael P. Agustin, Chuck Sanders, Ottis Sanders, Johnathan Sanders, Jamie Jenkins and nephew, Wayne Fielder.