age 80, of Franklin, NC, passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016 in Asheville, NC. Sandra was born in Nashua, NH on November 12, 1935, the daughter of the late Boyd Elvin Mercer and the late Alice Evelyn French Mercer. She worked in the Banking Business in Bradenton, FL, that spanned over 40 years. Before moving to Franklin, Sandra lived 20 years in Blairsville, GA, and attended the House of Prayer Interdenominational Church. Surviving family members include daughter Catherine Shiner (Stephen); son, Michael Lynch (Carla); three grandchildren: Christopher Lynch, Katelyn Bullis (Cameron), and Sarah Shiner; and also her faithful companion AllyKat. Besides her parents, Sandra was preceded in death by a son, William Timothy Lynch; and a brother, Ralph B. Mercer. No local services are planned locally. Cochran Funeral Home and Crematory. www.cochranfuneralhomes.com.
Published in The Bradenton Herald on Oct. 9, 2016