Sue Lee Keown Sanders
MCCORMICK, SC-- Sue Lee Keown Sanders de-parted her earthly life at Spartanburg, SC, on Janu-ary 15, 2013. She was born at Athens, GA, on January 9, 1902, and at the time of her death at age 111 was believed to be the oldest living person in South Carolina.
Mrs. Sanders was the daughter of William Wal-ter Keown and Sue Matti-son Keown. She was pre-deceased by her parents; her husband of nearly fifty years, Harvey G. Sanders, Sr.; her sisters, Lucille Keown Brown and Mamie Keown Price; and her brothers, William Warren Keown and James Alexander Keown.
Mrs. Sanders is survived by her two children, Anne Sanders Wilson of Wood-ruff, SC, and Harvey G. Sanders, Jr., of Greenville, SC; six grandchildren, Lisa Anne Wilson of Woodruff, SC; Daniel Steele Wilson, Stephen Sanders Wilson and Suz-anne Sanders Putnam, all of Spartanburg, SC; Barry Langley Sanders of Paw-leys Island, SC; and Rev. Harvey G. Sanders, III (Bert) of Winston-Salem, NC; numerous great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Sanders was a 1921 graduate of Georgia State Teachers
College, Athens, GA, and an extremely popular school teacher (primarily first grade). She taught school in Ath-ens, GA; Salisbury, NC; Columbia, SC; and McCor-mick, SC (where she met and married the love of her life, Harvey Sanders). She was honored on sev-eral occasions at class re-unions by her former stu-dents and their families. She was a talented artist and throughout her life produced many paintings which are still treasured and displayed by family and friends.