Originally created 06/20/05

Mrs. Betty Sanders (AUGUSTA, Ga.)



AUGUSTA, Ga. - Betty Jean Newsome Sanders, beloved wife of Jay W. Sanders, entered into rest Saturday, June 18, 2005 at the Medical College of Georgia. Mrs. Sanders lived in the Augusta area for the past 30 years and was employed as a Planning Clerk for Austin Industrial. She also was a member of Central Baptist Church. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, June 22, 2005 at 1:00 p.m. at Elliott Sons Funeral Home Lumpkin Rd. Chapel with Rev. Jerry Wilson and Rev. Jason Mitchum officiating. Interment will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Park. Serving as pallbearers will be Alfred Goodson, Troy Shiflett, Frank Murphy, Theron Thurmond, Don Sanders, Keith Newsome, S.A. Newsome, Joseph Newsome and Johnny Whitledge. Mrs. Sanders is survived by her loving husband, Jay W. Sanders; loving children, Kristin D. (Alfred) Goodson of Aiken, S.C., Nancy Sanders (Troy) Shiflett of Hephzibah, and Jamie Sanders of Augusta; loving parents, Roy Gene Newsome and Bessie Lindsey Newsome; grandchildren, Melissa Jean Tucker, Devin Faith Goodson, Heather Amanda Shiflett, Holley Anne Shiflett and Terry James Shiflett; great-grandchildren, Jantzen Stone and Cameron Sheppard; also survived by sisters, Marcia (David) Gorday of Wrightsville, Janice (Richard) Goddee of Davisboro, Debra (Raymond) Curl of Dublin; and brother, Ken (Kim) Newsome of Swainsboro; brother-in-law, Don Sanders; sister-in-law, Gloria Murphy and sister-in-law Delores Thurmond. Mrs. Sanders was preceded in death by her sister, Evon Newsome Perry. Mrs. Sanders will be greatly missed and loved by all. Family will receive friends Tuesday evening from 6-8 p.m. at Elliott Sons Funeral Home 2524 Lumpkin Rd. Augusta, GA, (706) 793-0123. Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com

The Augusta Chronicle June 20, 2005