James Lavonne "Jim" Sanders Sr.

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LANCASTER – Mr. James Lavonne "Jim" Sanders Sr., 68, passed away at his home Friday, Sept. 8, 2017.
He was the son of the late George Sanders and Maude Adams Sanders and the husband of Myra Lloyd Sanders. Jim was a retired auto body repairman and served our country in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He loved bluegrass music and played in several bluegrass bands. He played guitar and doghouse bass. Jim also enjoyed golf and camping. He loved his grandchildren and looked forward to doing things for them. He was a lifetime member of the Wannamaker Masonic Lodge and a former Shriner with the Hejaz Shrine Temple. Jim was a member of Hopewell United Methodist Church.
Jim is survived by his wife of 49 years, Myra Lloyd Sanders; two sons, James Lavonne Sanders Jr. and his wife, Crystal, and Jeffery Palmer Sanders and his wife, Nikki; two brothers, Bert Sanders and his wife, Pearleane, and Donnie Sanders; a sister, Linda Sanders; and four grandchildren, Kaitlyn Sanders, Connor Sanders, Hailey Sanders and Ashtyn Sanders.
Jim was preceded in death by his parents; and two brothers, David Sanders and Tim Sanders.
The celebration of Jim's life is 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 10, at Hopewell United Methodist Church, officiated by the Revs. Candace Sloan and Jessie Adams, with burial with military honors in the church cemetery.
The family received friends from 6-8 p.m. Saturday evening, Sept. 9, at Burgess Funeral Home and suggest memorial contributions be made to Hopewell United Methodist Church, 3734 Heyward Hough Road, Lancaster, SC 29720 or to PruittHealth Hospice, 118 York Street, Chester, SC 29706.
An online guest register is available on the obituaries page at www.burgessfunerals.com.
Burgess Funeral Home & Crematory, Lancaster, SC is caring for the family of Mr. Sanders.
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Published in The Lancaster News on Sept. 9, 2017
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