Ethelda V. ‘Peggy’ Sanders


Ethelda V. “Peggy” Sanders, 93, passed away Sunday, July 12, 2015, at her Franklin residence.

The daughter of Clearl S. and Altha M. Harris Blackwell, Peggy was born Feb. 18, 1922, in Heltonville.

For 20 years, she worked as the deli manager at Standard Grocery, retiring in 1987. For 10 years she was the pie maker for the House of Franklin, working into her 80s.

Peggy attended Franklin Assembly Church.

Survivors include daughters, Brenda Milroy and Diane Sanders, both of Franklin; sons, Rick (Melynda) Sloan of Louisiana and Mike Sanders of Franklin; sisters, Iona Senecal of Tennessee, Diona (Allen) Winslow of Florida and Shirley (John) Allore of Greenwood; brothers, Eddie (Barb) Blackwell of Franklin and Larry (Sue) Blackwell of Trafalgar; sisters-in-law, Lorene Sanders and Velma Blackwell, both of Franklin; nine grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, Peggy was preceded in death by her husband, Isaac Sanders; a daughter, Sandra Robinette; sisters, Beatrice Payton, Norma Russell and Margaret Mefford; and brothers, Junior and Jim Blackwell.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Forest Lawn Funeral Home, 1977 S. State Road 135, Greenwood. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens in Greenwood.