Marion R. Sanders

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Marion R. Sanders, 91, of Judsonia, Ark., formerly of Greenway, departed this life Jan. 23, 2012, at the White County Medical Center in Searcy, Ark.

Marion was born Sept. 9, 1920, to the late Ira Thomas and Lille Ethel "Lynn" Sanders. He was a mechanic by trade and was of the Baptist faith.

He was preceded in death by a son, Wendell Sanders; daughter, Lavonda Kay Bergstresser; brothers, James and Eugene Sanders; sister, Virgie Winn, and a very special friend, Bobby Darnell.

He is survived by his children, Linda Keller (Ron) of Columbia, Tenn., Thomas Sanders (Rhonda) of Hillsboro, Mo., and Nina McIver of Judsonia, Ark.; nine grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren, and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held at the Irby Funeral Home Chapel in Piggott, Ark., Friday, Jan. 27, 2012, with Bro. Kevin Murray officiating. Burial was in Mitchell Cemetery at Greenway. Serving as pallbearers were Jason McIver, Sean Green, Dennis Holifield, Robert Holifield, Josh Dallas and Tim Hall.

Arrangements were by Irby Funeral Home of Piggott.

Online registry: www.irbyfuneralhome.com