Faye Sanders 1921 - 2016

After successfully completing her earthly work, Faye Vaughn Sanders, 94, went to be with her Lord on October 13, 2016. She was the widow of C.A. Sanders, to whom she was married for 50 years. The only child of William Ivor and Blanche Campbell Vaughn, Faye grew up in the Ecru community. Faye traveled by train to Seattle, Washington, to marry C.A. on April 2, 1943, who was on leave from the U.S. Navy. After the war ended, and C.A. surviving the attack on Pearl Harbor, the couple moved to the Slayden community in Marshall County. There they were partnered with his cousin Simpson Hurdle and his wife Louise in the Hurdle & Sanders Clover Farm Store for the next 40 years. During this time, Faye also taught English at the Marshall County Agricultural High School which later became Slayden School. Faye was a loyal and “faithful daughter” of Blue Mountain College, where she graduated in 1942, and was honored as its Alumna of the Year in 2004. She had also served BMC as Alumni President, a college trustee from 1996 to 2002, and served on the search committee for the seventh BMC president, Dr. Bettye Coward. Faye had been a member of Slayden Baptist Church since 1946 and had faithfully taught Sunday School there for a number of years. She was recognized there in a special churchwide program for her years of dedication and work. A passionate supporter of missions, Faye held many positions in the Woman’s Missionary Union, both on local and state levels. She was honored with a “Servant of the Year” plaque from the Marshall Baptist Association, receiving this one-time award in 1997. She, along with three others, was instrumental in starting the LIFT ministry (Ladies In Fellowship Transition) in the Slayden area. This is an organization of white and black Christian women who meet monthly to worship and pray together, and from which developed a jail ministry to inmates. We would not fail to mention her love and support of Marshall Academy in Holly Springs, where seven of her nine grandchildren graduated. We’re sure she had personalstats on almost every game they played there! She was honored  there with the same medals that were given to the players for various tournaments won. This sweet lady “cut a wider path” than can be contained in a few words. She was a mentor for so many. She leaves one daughter, Kitty King (Charles) of Slayden; three sons, Charlie Sanders (Diane) from Senatobia, Dick Sanders (Deborah) and Carl Sanders (Karen) both from Slayden; 11 grandchildren, Shelby Folk (Roger), Carrie Carpenter (Ryan), Jeffrey King (Rosie), Robin Cole (David), Adam Sanders (Tabatha), Kurt Sanders (Emily), John David Sanders (Sarah Jane), Justin Sanders (Dayna), Tyler Sanders (Erica), Tommy Schull (Jamie) and Sharmé Perucchini, and 22 great-grandchildren. To God be the glory. Services were held Saturday, October 15, 2016, at 11 a.m. at Slayden Baptist Church. Burial was in Slayden Cemetery. Memorials may be given to Slayden Baptist Church for the missions, 2534 Hwy. 72, Lamar, MS 39642, or to Blue Mountain College, P.O. Box 160, Blue Mountain, MS 38610, or to the donor’s choice. Holly Springs Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

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