Anne White Sanders

NEW BERN - Anne White Sanders, 77, of New Bern, passed away peacefully July 1, 2013 at home after a short battle with cancer.

She worked for 25 years as a unit secretary at CarolinaEast Medical Center until her retirement at age 70. She was a member of the Order Of The Eastern Star. Her interests include reading, puzzles and her kitten "babies." Her life centered around her family and we have many precious memories of good times together. She was adored greatly by all of her family and friends. Anne is preceded in death by her husband, Rufus B. Sanders, and her parents, David Horace White and Ethel O'Quinn Lee, her brother Richard White and sister, Carol Radford.

She is survived by her daughter, Cyndi Wethington of New Bern; one son, Allen Edwards and wife Ramona of Vanceboro; one brother, Douglass White and wife Pat of Hugo; two sisters, Patsy Thompson and husband Bobby of Kinston; Faye Clark of Newport; her grandchildren, Mandi Earehart, Buddy Wethington and wife Christina, Galen Wethington and wife Meg, Brian Edwards and wife Debi and Kyle Edwards, and her great grandchildren, Hailey Earehart, Clark Christmas, Derek Earehart, Alex Wethington and Zach Edwards.

Services will be held at 5:00 p.m. Saturday, July 6, 2013 at Cotten Funeral Home. The family will receive friends following the service. A graveside service will be held at 3:00 pm Sunday, July 7, 2013 at Greenleaf Memorial Park.

Online condolences may be made to the Sanders family at

Funeral Home

Cotten Funeral Home
2201 Neuse Blvd New Bern, NC 28560
(252) 637-3181

Published in Sun Journal from July 4 to July 9, 2013