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Trussville, AL – Mr. Gay “G.H.” Sanders, age 92, of Trussville, Alabama, formerly of Hackleburg, Alabama, passed away October 5th, 2015, at his residence.

Visitation, Wednesday, October 7th, 2015, 1:00 p.m. until service time at 2:00 p.m at the Hackleburg First Baptist Church in Hackleburg, Alabama.  Burial following at Cedar Tree Cemetery in Hackleburg, Alabama.

Nov. 10, 1922 – Oct. 5, 2015

Gay “G.H.” Hillman Sanders, age 92, passed away in his home Monday, October 5, 2015.

He was preceded in death by his parents, G.K. and Eunice T. Sanders; brothers, Billy G. James O. and Charles T. Sanders; sister, Nellie “Gale” Sanders and a niece, Martha Rose Sanders.

He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Guynell Ray Sanders; his sister, Virginia “Jenny” D. Sanders of Miami, FL; brother, Thomas E. Sanders, Sr. (Peggy) of Vernon, AL; sister-in-law, Vivian Green of Hoover, AL; nieces, Diana S. Vance (Bill) of Alabaster, AL, Wanda Jo Davis (Paul) of Jacksonville, FL, nephew, Thomas E. Sanders Jr. (Mandy) of Alabaster, AL, and a host of other family members and friends.

The family is very grateful for Mrs. Shannon Jones in her excellent care for Mr. Sanders as his private nurse. Mr. Sanders was a graduate of Lamar County High School and received his accounting degree after graduating from UAB. He worked with J.D. Pitman and Thompson Tractor for 43 years as the Personnel Manager and Purchasing Agent. As a member of Crestway Baptist Church for over 60 years, Mr. Sanders served on the Board of Deacons. Throughout his years Mr. Sanders enjoyed his time as a Ham Operator, hunting, fishing, and Alabama football.

Birmingham visitation will begin at 9:00 a.m. followed a chapel service beginning at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, October 7, 2015 at Jefferson Memorial Funeral Home, Trussville, AL. Dr. Jimmy Wilson is officiating.

An additional service will also be held on Wednesday, October 7, 2015 at Hackleburg Baptist Church with visitation beginning at 1:00 p.m. and funeral service beginning at 2:00 p.m. Dr. Sam Morgan and Dr. Jimmy Wilson are officiating.

In lieu of flowers the family request that donations be made to Cedar Tree Cemetery 1037 Georgia Street, Hackleburg, AL 35564, Attention: Clifford Wise.*

*Jefferson Memorial Funeral Home and Gardens, Trussville, AL., and Hamilton Funeral Home, Hamilton, AL., directing.

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