Barbara Ann Sanders
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LITTLE RIVER - Funeral service for Bobbie Lucas Sanders, 57, will be held Saturday at 1:00 p.m. at St. Michael & All Angels’ Episcopal Church in Columbia, with burial in Church of the Ascension church cemetery in Hagood, S.C., at 3:00 p.m. The family will receive friends Friday from 6 - 8 p.m. at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel. Memorials may be made to University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, P.O. Box 4486, Houston, TX 77210-4486 for lung cancer research.

Mrs. Sanders died Tuesday, July 22, 2008. Born in Columbia, she was a daughter of Jesse William “Luke” Lucas and the late Eva Glawson Lucas. Mrs. Sanders graduated from A.C. Flora High School. She worked for many years in the business she and her family owned, Lucas Auto Service, before joining Crawford in his furniture and corporate relocation business, Furniture Services, Inc. In 2002, after working 16 years with her children and in-laws, she retired to Little River, S.C. Upon retirement, she remained active in the family business, served as a volunteer caregiver and enjoyed her extended and loving family and friends. She was previously a member of St. Michael and All Angels’ Episcopal Church and was a member of St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in North Myrtle Beach.

Surviving are her husband, Crawford Ellerbe Sanders, III of Little River; sons and daughters-in-law, David and Julie Sanders of Charleston, Crawford “Ladd” Sanders of Greenville, and Knowlton “Rip” and Beth Bernstein Sanders of Columbia; daughter and son-in-law, Phoebe Sanders Mendez and David Mendez of New York City; eight grandchildren, Carly Sanders, Caroline Sanders, Ellerbe Mendez, Isabel Sanders, Alex Sanders, Collin Sanders, Addison Sanders and Sebastian Mendez.

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Published in The State on Jul. 24, 2008.
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