Meabon L. Sanner

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Meabon L. Sanner, 75, of Gainesville was called home Sept. 1, 2010. Born Nov. 8, 1934 in Olney, Texas, to the late Jesse and Lela Sanner, he had lived in this area for the past 10 years, having moved from Grove City, Ohio. Mr. Sanner retired after 30 years as chaplain for the Ohio Youth Commission. Prior to his work with the State of Ohio, he was a church planter and pastored for several years. He was a graduate of Gainesville, Texas High School, North Texas University, Southwestern Seminary and was a U.S. Army veteran. Mr. Sanner devoted much time to Bible study, possessed a love for church, camping, fishing, and was considered a master storyteller.
He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Jean C. Sanner of Gainesville; daughters and sons-in-law, Jill and Scott Pittman of Carmel, Ind., Jeanene and Jon Stafford of Greensboro, N.C., Misty and Daren Wise of Flowery Branch; sisters and brothers-in-law, Joann and James Gray of Tennessee, Nancy and Dewayne Ledwig of Texas; 11 grandsons; and one great-granddaughter.
Funeral services will be held Sunday, Sept. 5, at 2:30 p.m. at Bearden Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Scott Downing and Dr. William Falkner officiating. Interment will follow in Sawnee View Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends Sunday, Sept. 5, beginning at 1:30 p.m. at the funeral home.
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Bearden Funeral Home in Dawsonville is in charge of arrangements.
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Published in from Sept. 3 to Sept. 6, 2010