Ella Mae Sanders


HODGES, AL – Ella Mae Sanders, 76, died Tuesday, January 7, 2020 at her residence. She was born in Red Bay, AL and had worked in retail sales at Ben Franklin Five and Dime, Faust Rexall Drugs, Bills Dollar Store, Big Star, Piggly Wiggly and most recently at Dollar General. She was a member of Vina First Baptist Church, Vina, AL.

Services will be Thursday, January 9, 1 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, AL with Bro. Billy Nichols officiating. Burial will be in Davis Cemetery, Hodges, AL. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

She is survived by her husband of fifty-six years – Gary Sanders, Hodges, AL; one son – Larry Wayne Sanders (Marsha) Southaven, MS; one grandson – Larry Blake Sanders; one great-granddaughter – Sophia Rose Sanders; brothers and sisters – Barbara Barksdale (Bill), Brenda Hand, Nancy Tina Devad, James Ray Mink and Gary Wayne Mink and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Audie Crafton and Myrtle Lee Burns Mink and three sisters, Betty Mink, Virginia Mink and Dorothy Inmon.

Pallbearers will be Tony Behl, Terry Hardin, Blake Sanders, Wade Inmon, Phillip Weaver and Keith Robinson. Honorary pallbearers will be Tim Sanders and Randy Sanders.

Special thanks to Tony and Jennifer Behl for all of their help.

Visitation will be Thursday, January 9, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL.