Daniel E. Sanders, 70 of Thaxton, passed away Monday, Oct. 15, 2012 at his residence. He was born on Sunday, May 17, 1942 in Buchanan Co., a son of the late James A. Sanders and Ora Belle Penley Sanders. He was a retired welder with Fruit Growers Express Railway and was a member of the Moose Lodge # 1897. Surviving is Judy Ferguson-Sanders; four daughters, Orie Wangler and husband, Tom of McLoud, OK, Wainoke Kummell and husband, Scott, La'Trenda Cronk and husband, Rick all of Choctaw, OK, La'Mona Sanders of Bedford; a son, James W. Sanders of Victoria; two sisters, Lena Sutorka, and Julia O'Quinn; twelve grandchildren, one great grandchild, and their dogs, "The Boys". Never meeting a stranger, Dan had many friends and endless family, including Andy and Denise Keen and Harlan Blankenship. Funeral services were held at the graveside at Palestine Church Cemetery on Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012 at 3 pm. Arrangements by Updike Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Bedford.