Born 11-1-1957 -- Died 10-27-2003
Ronald Gene Sanders, 45, son of Mary Lucille Stanley Sanders and the late Marvin E. Sanders, was born Nov. 1, 1957, in West Plain, Mo. and died Oct. 27, 2003, in Springfield, Mo.
He married Debbie Cunningham Feb. 14, 1987, in Hoxie, Ark. He was a mechanic and attended New Life Church in Thayer, Mo.
Survivors include a son, Michael Cunningham and wife, Nikkie and their children -- Ethan and Spencer of Mammoth Spring; his mother, Lucille Sanders of Thayer, Mo.; three brothers -- Jim Sanders of Fair Hope, Ala., Mike Sanders of Thayer, Mo., and Eddie Ray Sanders of Waynesville, Mo; and two sisters -- Susan Kopp of Hoxie and Mary Henderson of Rogersville, Mo.
He was preceded in death by his father and two brothers -- Marvin Sander Jr. and Clifford Sanders.
Graveside services were Oct. 29 at Shiloh Grand Gulf Cemetery near Thayer, Mo., with Rev. Dennis Williams officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Carter Funeral Home Inc. of Thayer.