December 24, 1920 - May 14, 2010
Delphia Sanders Delphia Virginia Sanders, 89, of Fairmont passed away on Monday, May 17, 2010 at her home. She was born in Virginia on December 24, 1920 a daughter of the late Charles Akery Herndon and Bessie Phillips Herndon. She was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, James A. Sanders in September of 1993. Mrs. Sanders was a devoted wife, homemaker, mother and grandmother. She and her late husband were owners and operators of Barnes Drive-in on Locust Avenue in Fairmont for several years. She was a life long member of Fellowship Baptist Church. Delphia attended West Virginia Business College. She had been a volunteer at Fairmont General Hospital in the snack bar. She was an excellent cook and especially enjoyed visits from her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She is survived by three children, her daughter and son-in-law, Helen and Paul “Donald” Hunt of Fairmont; her sons and daughters-in-law, Arthur and Betty Sanders of Shinnston and Paul “J.P.” and Joni Sanders of Barrackville; a son-in-law, John Sacra of Florida; ten grandchildren, David Hunt, Susan Foster, Diane Anderson, Kenneth Sanders, Alice Spainhower, David Sanders, Todd White, Shelly Doyle, James Robert Sanders and Jennifer Sanders; fourteen great grandchildren; two brothers and their wives, Harry and Edith Herndon of Peoria, Illinois, Floyd and Arlene Herndon of Alta Loma, California; three sisters-in-law, Lillie Herndon of Brandon, Florida, Martha Herndon of Baltimore and Josephine Herndon also of Baltimore; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband, Mrs. Sanders was preceded in death by two daughters, Barbara White Sacra and a daughter in infancy; a son-in-law, Charles White; four brothers, James Herndon, Richard Herndon, Charles Herndon and Chester Herndon and two sisters and their husbands, Dorothy and James Collins and Velma and Kermit Tetrick. Friends and family may call at the Carpenter & Ford Funeral Home, 209 Merchant Street on Wednesday from 1pm to 8pm and on Thursday 11am to 1:00 pm. The funeral service will be at 1:00 pm on Thursday, May 20, 2010 at the funeral home with Pastor Glenn Stevenson officiating. Interment services will follow at the Nuzum Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Mrs. Sanders’s memory to Calvary Christian School Scholarship Fund, 28 Fellowship Drive, Fairmont, WV 26554. Online condolences may be sent to the Sanders Family at www.carpenterandford.com.
Delphia Sanders Delphia Virginia Sanders, 89, of Fairmont passed away on Monday, May 17, 2010 at her home. She was born in Virginia on December 24, 1920 a daughter of the late Charles Akery Herndon and Bessie Phillips Herndon. She was preceded... View Obituary & Service Information
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