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James Curtis Sanders 

Funeral services for James Curtis Sanders, of Wesson, are Saturday, Oct. 29, 2016, at 11 a.m. at Pleasant Valley Methodist Church with burial at Pleasant Valley Cemetery. Stringer Family Funeral Home in Hazlehurst is in charge of arrangements.

Visitation will be Saturday, Oct. 29, 2016, at 10 a.m. until time of service at the church.

Mr. Sanders, 82, died Monday, Oct. 24, 2016.He was born Oct. 15, 1934, to Albert Sanders and Ivy Fuller Sanders of Crystal Springs. The family later moved to Jackson where he attended Central High School.

Following his dad’s footsteps, he chose the trade of auto mechanic in which he excelled.  His professional quality always given with utmost integrity earned him many loyal customers through the years. So fondly known as Curt, Curtis, Dad, Brother, Uncle, Papa, Friend and Buddy in the truest sense of all, he lived a life of immeasurable love, honesty and patience.  Though woodworking, fishing, and hunting were some of his hobbies, his greatest joys were family and seeing children smile, so much so that in 1976 and with the help of his wife Doris Price Sanders and brother T. C. Essary, Price 50/50 Hunting Club was established with the goal of extending to others a safe place of comradery and adventure. Always willing to lend a hand, share a laugh, give a hug, share his knowledge, provide his resources, shake your hand, applaud your successes, or dry a tear, he was both a gentle mentor and rock-solid friend to all.

Survivors are his daughter, Deborah, three grandsons, five great-grandchildren, numerous extended family memberand countless friends. May his legacy and sense of value joyfully live forever through every life and heart he touched by the never-ending faithful gift of his own.