James Harvey Sanders

Friday, August 31, 2007

James Harvey Sanders

Aug. 27, 2007

James Harvey Sanders Sr., age 67 of Petersburg, passed away on Monday, Aug. 27, at Bedford County Hospital.

He was the son of the late Austin Alvin Sanders and Fannie Bell Hille and is also preceded in death by a brother, Charles Robert Sanders (1955).

Sanders retired from the Public Works Department in Shelbyville. He was a member of the Methodist faith and a veteran of the 101st Airborne in Ft. Campbell, KY.

He is survived by his wife, Thelma Davis Sanders of Petersburg; one son, James Sanders Jr. of Shelbyville; one brother, John Alvin Sanders of Florida; three sisters, Patricia (Jerry) Morton of Lewisburg, Sharon Kaye Sharpe of Culleoka and Thelma (Houston) Southerland of Lewisburg. Also surviving are two grandchildren, Samantha Nicole Sanders of Shelbyville and Zackery Tyler Sanders of Shelbyville.

Funeral services were conducted Thursday, Aug. 30, from the chapel of Bills - McGaugh Funeral Home with Todd Gaskill officiating. Burial followed in Short Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Larry Harwell Jr., Kenny Ray Henson, William Southerland, William Langley, Danny Scott and Anthony Seibers.