Joe Sanders

Oconee Enterprise
Friday, August 28, 1925
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In Memory of Mr. Joe Sanders

Joe Sanders as he was better known, was born in the year of 1879, making his stay upon this earth 46 years. He lived in Winder, Barrow county, until something like twenty years ago. He moved to Oconee county on January 5, 1910. He was married to Miss Laurie Whitehead, the daughter of Mrs. Jane Whitehead and of which two children were born, one who died in infancy and the other, Mis (sic) Lois, and his wife survive him. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Noah Sanders, of Walton county. Joe was a kind and affectionate father and husband. Some years ago he joined the church at Bethabara, of which he was a true member. It was said just a little while before he died he sung songs of praise to God. His death was so sudden, having worked all day, cam (sic) home that night, ate a hearty supper and all at once was stricken with something like acute indigestion and passed away within a short time. He leaves besides his wife and daughter one brother, Mr. Erastus Sanders, and two sisters, Mrs. Ruth Fowler, and Miss Mary Sanders, his father and mother, all of Walton county, besides a host of friends to mourn his death. He was laid to ret (sic) at Ross Chapel cemetery services conducted by Rev. Kelly.

Weep not loved ones for God knows best; He always picks his people of whom he sees fit.

He departed this life on the 17 day of August, 1925.

Weep not father, mother and loved ones,

A voice in our home is still,

A chair is vacant at the table

For he has crossed over the hill.

It was very hard to give him up

But God always knows the best

He took our dear father and husband

And carried him home to rest.

Good bye my husband and father,

You leave us with a vale of tears,

But it won’t be long before we meet you

In the land where there is no fears.

W.P. Malcom