Melba Jeanette Gambill Sanders, 93, of Warren, passed away on July 25, 2018, at her home, surrounded by her family.

She was born on November 18, 1924 at Warren and was the daughter of John W. Gambill and Anna Elvira Gambill.

Mrs. Sanders married the love of her life, Thomas Edwin Sanders, on November 2, 1946. She was a member of the Antioch Primitive Baptist Church, an active member of the Warren Garden Club for many years, a member of the Ladies Home Extension Club and an avid supporter of many veterans’ organizations.

She was a homemaker who loved her family and getting together for family meals and holidays. Her favorite entertainment was watching Wheel of Fortune every night and listening to the Gaithers on Saturday night. She also loved telling her relatives and friends of humorous events, most of which were stories about her capers.

Mrs. Sanders is survived by a daughter, Brenda Carol McDougald and husband, Kenneth McDougald; a granddaughter, Leslie Ann McDougald Stephens and husband Joseph Gentry Stephens; and a great grandson, Gentry Thomas Stephens; and a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by six brothers, Virl, Virgil, Herchial, Joel, Duel and Travis; and two sisters, Clara Kundert and Ida Belle Johnson.

Visitation will be held at Frazer’s Funeral Home on July 29 at 1 p.m. Funeral services will follow at 2 p.m. Burial will be at Ebenezer Cemetery, located west of Warren.

Memorials may be made to the Bradley County Veterans Museum, 210 North Main Street, Warren, AR, 71671, or to other veterans’ support organizations.

Pallbearers are Vernon Price, Johnny Gonzalez, Charlie Gonzalez, Joe Hairston, Chuck McGinty, Gentry Thomas Stephens, Cliff Morgan, and Chuck Cutrer. Honorary pallbearers are Jim Anders, Mark Johnson, Paul Bertrand, Jerrell Stanfield, David Ragar, Jack Gambill, Joseph Stephens, Don Kundert, Howard Calvert, Dale Rice, Bob Parrish, Billy Sanders and Dr. Hank Wharton.

 

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