Thomas Edwin Sanders
Funeral Date: 3/31/2018

Obituary:
Thomas Edwin Sanders, age 92, passed from this life on March 27, 2018, at Arkansas Heart Hospital. A son of Keith Sanders and Davie Leslie Sanders, he was born on December 8, 1925, at Warren, Arkansas. He is survived by the love of his life, Melba Jeanette Gambill Sanders of Warren, whom he married November 2, 1946; a daughter, Brenda Carol McDougald and husband, Kenneth McDougald; a grand-daughter, Leslie Ann McDougald Stephens and husband Joseph Gentry Stephens; and a great grandson, Gentry Thomas Stephens; all of Warren, Arkansas. He is also survived by one sister, Nan Walker, of Warren, Arkansas, and a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother Bill Sanders and two sisters, Emma Sanders Watson and Peggy Sanders Temple. He was a veteran of the U. S. Army in World War II. He served in the 102nd Infantry Division, known as the Ozark unit. He served in combat operations from France throughout the European Theater ending in Berlin. Edwin was a member of the Antioch Primitive Baptist Church. Edwin loved his family and getting together for family meals and holidays. He was known for his “green thumb” and was an avid gardener. Edwin worked as a grocery salesman for over 30 years, traveling throughout most of southeast Arkansas. Friends and relatives knew Edwin to be a kind, patient, honest, and most courteous true Southern gentleman. Funeral services were at two o’clock, Saturday, March 31, at Frazer’s Chapel with Rev. Wayman Mann officiating. Burial services immediately followed at Ebenezer Cemetery, located west of Warren by Frazer’s Funeral Home. Memorials preferred the Bradley County Veterans Museum, 210 N. Main Street, Warren, AR 71671. Pallbearers were Jim Anders, Johnny Gonzalez, Charlie Gonzalez, Joe Hairston, Chuck McGinty, Gentry Thomas Stephens, Cliff Morgan, and Billy Sanders. Honorary pallbearers were Charlie Taulbee, Mark Johnson, Glenn Arrowood, Paul Bertrand, Jerrel Stanfield, Kerry Pennington, Jack Gambill, Chuck Cutrer, David Ragar, Joseph Stephens, Don Kundert, Howard Calvert and Vernon Price.

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Name: Charles Landers
Message: Heaven has gained an angel. He was a jewel here on earth and will be a jewel in heaven. My prayers to all his previous family.

Name: Donna Harton Usry
Message: Brenda, Mrs. Sanders and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Mr. Sanders was such a sweet and kind man. I always enjoyed talking to him. I know he will be missed by many people. You all are in my thoughts and prayers.

Name: Janice Wiggam
Message: Jeanette and family, I am so sorry to read about Edwin. What a great man he was! Such a dear friend, family and a true Christian gentleman! You are all in my thoughts and prayers. May God give you comfort. With love & sympathy, Janice

Name: John & Sandy Gavin
Message: Mr. Edwin was the epitome of a true Southern Gentleman who always had a greeting and a smile for all he came in contact with. Prayers for your family.

Name: Marlene Elliott
Message: I love that this described Mr. Sanders as a Southern gentleman because that is exactly the way he was. He and Mrs. Sanders hold a special place in my heart. My prayers to the family.

Name: Jerry and Jackie Johnson
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Name: MARK HAYNES
Message: MAY OUR FATHER IN HEAVEN GIVE ALL OF THE FAMILY PEACE AND COMFORT AT THIS TIME

Name: Patti and Donnie Bryant
Message: Sympathy and prayers for the family

Name: Hugh and Brenda Quimby
Message: We will miss Mr. Sanders in our neighborhood. He was a good neighbor and always working in his yard.

Name: Ricky Green
Message: Brenda and family, my thoughts and prayers are with you all!

Name: June West
Message: So sorry for your loss. He was a very fine, kind person, always so nice to everyone, so glad to have called him my friend.

Name: Andy & Terrie Briant
Message: Mrs. Jeanette, Brenda and family: Sympathy and condolences. May God grant you all peace and comfort. Mr Edwin was truly a kind gentleman. L

Name: Rusty and Mary Ann McDougald
Message: Brenda and Family,we are so sorry for the loss of your dear sweet Dad. He was always such a sweet friendly man. May God bless and keep you all. Hug your sweet Mother for me.

Name: Jim and Emily Lasiter
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Name: Jim & Ginger Anders
Message: Our thoughts are with you all. He was a friend but, most of all. he accepted us part of his extended family. We felt the same.

Name: Sandra Rawls
Message: I am so sorry to hear about your dad It is so hard to lose a parent.you will be in my prayers.

Name: Kenny & Tammy Hensley
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Name: Dale Gossien
Message: What an incredible life. He will be missed by all of us who knew him.

Name: Marie Robinson & Raymond Quimby
Message: Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you now and in the days ahead. Mr. Edwin was such a wonderful man!!!

Name: Donna and Jim B McDougald
Message: Our thoughts and prayers to Jeanette, Brenda and Leslie. We will miss this wonderful man that we all loved as family.

Name: Bubba & Kerry Gambill
Message: Uncle Edwin was a very kind, patient and honest man who loved his family. He will truely be missed.

Name: Renious & Nancy Harton
Message: Brenda and Mrs. Sanders-We were sorry to hear about Mr. Sanders. He was a special man. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Name: John and JeNelle Lipton
Message: Brenda, Jeanette and Nan, Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Name: Kaye Henry
Message: Brenda and family, I am so sorry for your loss. All of you will be in my prayers.

Name: Rhonda Simmons
Message: Brenda and family, So sorry to hear about Mr. Edwin. He was such a nice person. The same every time you saw him. May God comfort you all during this difficult time. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Name: Julia Ferrell Harris
Message: My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this time of loss. May our Lord comfort each of you.

Name: Brad Anders
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