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SANDERS, Martha MARTHA BLEDSOE LOWE SANDERS Died 31st day of August, 2013. Born Martha Elizabeth Bledsoe on January 31, 1923, in Atlanta, Georgia, she was the eldest daughter of Dr. Harry Thomas Bledsoe and Opal Ethleen Tanner. She graduated from The University of Georgia in 1942, with a degree in English, and was a member of Alpha Gamma Delta sorority. One of the first women employed by the U.S. Weather Bureau, she was a weather observer and RAYOB operator during WWII. She was a proud member of the Commodore Richard Dale Chapter of the DAR in Albany, and also enjoyed her garden club. Martha will be remembered for her great parties, and her love of music. She was a Christian mother with strong family values, and a loving heart. Martha dearly loved her church, family, and friends . She was predeceased by her first husband of 38 years, William Lowe, in 1982, and by her second love of 16 years, Brig. General (Retired) Alvin S. Sanders, in 2004. After Alvin's passing, she made sure that her beach house was given to the step children, in tribute to their mother. Martha is survived by her sister, Bess Conley of Tallahassee, FL; two daughters: Martha Hall (Richard) of Rico, GA, and Carole Boline (Duane) of Overland Park, KS; two grandchildren: William Wallace of Houston, TX, Patricia Hernandez (Chas) of Olathe, KS, and one great-grandson, Jace Hernandez, a niece and three nephews. Graveside services will be held Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 11 o'clock at Holly Hill Memorial Park with Pastor Donald Dorsey officiating. Those wishing may sign the online guestbook at www.parrottfuneralhome.com. The family will receive friends Tuesday from 10:00 until service time at Parrott Funeral Home and Crematory, 770-964-4800.
Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Sept. 1, 2013
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