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John ‘J.C.’ Sanders

Services for John “J.C.” Sanders, of Brookhaven, are 11 a.m.Tuesday, Oct. 13, at St. Luke M.B. Church with burial in HillcrestCemetery. R. E. Tyler Funeral Home is in charge ofarrangements.

Visitation is Monday from noon until 7 p.m. with family presentfrom 6 until 7 p.m. at the funeral home.

Mr. Sanders, 85, died Oct. 7, 2009, at Southwest MississippiRegional Medical Center in McComb. He was born in Lincoln County onApril 16, 1924, to Lonnie Robinson and Nannie Sanders.

He was employed with Shipper Express as a truck driver for anumber of years and was also a custodian at Alexander School formany years. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He wasa member of St. Luke M.B. Church.

Preceding him in death were his parents; his son, Eric Sanders;his brothers, the Rev. Jerry Brown, James Robinson, Charles Sandersand James Edwards; and his sisters, Ella Mae Smith, Emma Mae Byrdand Frances Ann Sanders.

Survivors are his wife, Mamie Dickey Sanders, of Brookhaven; hisdaughters, Geneva Suluki, of Oakland, Calif., Sherry Washington, ofBrookhaven, and Ann Sanders Carr, of Starkville; and his sisters,Beatrice Smith Dixon, of Brookhaven, Rosie Sanders, of Vallejo,Calif., Clementine Edwards, of Detroit, Mich., and TauheedahMuhammad, of Oakland; and one granddaughter.