Sanders, Alma Lee -
Manchester - Funeral services for Mrs. Alma L. Sanders, age 95, of Manchester, TN, will be conducted at 11:00 AM on Monday, May 1, 2017 at Coffee County Funeral Chapel with Bro. Ray Winton officiating. Burial will follow in Rose Hill Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be held from 2:00 PM until 9:00 PM on Sunday, April 30 at the funeral home. An Eastern Star service will be conducted at 6:00 PM on Sunday at the funeral home. Mrs. Sanders passed away on Thursday, April 27, 2017 at McArthur Manor in Manchester, TN.
Alma grew up in the Gruetli and Coalmont, Grundy County, TN area, the daughter of the late J.W. Edward and Maude Hargis Sweeton. After her marriage to the late Clayton P. Sanders, she resided in MI for 38 years, the last 26 in Hazel Park, MI. After her husband retired in 1986, they returned to TN and lived in Manchester. Alma was a stay-at-home mom that enjoyed social activities of the Eastern Star and church. In her youth, Alma was a member of the Coalmont Church of Christ and in MI, became a member of the Hazel Park Freewill Baptist Church. After moving to Manchester, she became a member of the First Baptist Church of Hillsboro. Alma was a lifetime member and past Worthy Matron of the Hazel Park Order of the Eastern Star.
In addition to her parents and husband, Alma was also preceded in death by a sister, Clara Mae Sweeton Nunley and brothers, Charles, Leonard and Kenneth Sweeton. She is survived by her children, Barbara (Dennis) Romanski of Manchester, TN, Paul (Terry) Sanders of Murfreesboro, TN and Steve (Debbie) Sanders of Kennett Square, PA; two sisters, Myrtle Sweeton Griswold Northcutt and Wanda Sweeton; eight grandchildren (including 2 step grandchildren); thirteen great grandchildren (including 4 step great grandchildren); and numerous nephews and nieces.
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Coffee County Funeral Chapel
786 McMinnville Hwy
Manchester, TN 37355