Death Cert. William S. Sanders, 1 Feb 1874-11 Nov 1956,
he lived and died in rural Collinsville.
He was a retired farmer, b. in Grayson Co., Tx. son of Edd Sanders
b. NC and Julia Bollinger b. La. He died of a cerebral hemorrhage, due
Zora Ann Wife of W.S. Sanders
Death Cert. Mrs. W.S. Sanders (Zora Ann), 26 Feb 1878-27 Jan
1932, She died of pneumonia.
She was born in Texas, dau. of J. W. Welch b. in Mo. and Martha
Nowlin b. in Ala.
W.S. Sanders of Collinsville was the informant.
Mrs. W.S. Sanders Buried Thursday
Mrs. W.S. Sanders, a life long resident of the Ethel community, died
Wednesday, January 27, following an illness of several months which was
caused by paralysis. Funeral services were held Thursday at the Ethel
Church of Christ with Harvey Scott in charge.
Pallbearers were: W.S. Culpepper, W.F. Bush, George Graham, C.J.
Patterson, Cassie Warren and L. McFarlin, all neighbors of the Sanders
family. Flower girls were: Bobbie Abbott, Jaunita Williamson, Louise
Hatfield, Mittie Mae Pilcher, Amy Jo Pilcher, Ethel Hurley, Josephine Hurley,
Maruine Hurley, Cleo Voelkle, Lucile Voelkle, Leta Belle Thompson and Ella
Mrs. Zora Ann Welch was born Feb. 26, 1878 and was the daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Welch, having been born only a short distance from
where she died. She was married to Will S. Sanders in December 1894,
and was the mother of six children, all of whom were present when the end
came. She was a member of the Church of Christ and had lived a devoted
Christian life. She was a kind and sympathetic mother, a true and
loyal wife. She looked only for the higher and nobler things of life
and had instilled these teachings into her children. Mrs. Sanders
was a wonderful mother and wife, and was prepared to meet her Savior, knowing
the kind of a life she had lived, she was ready to go.
She is survived by her husband and children: Roy, Miss Oma Lee,
Jeraldine, Helen, Mrs. Beulah Faulkner, all of this community and Mrs.
Bertha Patterson of Houston, and one brother, S.T. Welch, several grandchildren
and many other relatives.
Funeral arrangements were in charge of Daniel Funeral Home of Collinsville
and interment was in the Ethel Cemetery.
Those attending from out-of-town were: Mrs. Ed. Hill and sister
of Fort Worth, Mr. and Mrs. B.B. Burgin of Sherman, Johnnie Black, Dorchester,
Mrs. Mattie Brooks, H.T. Patterson and family, Mrs. Mollie McGehee, all
of Sherman; Mr. and Mrs. Bailey Faulkner and family of Whitesboro; and
W.A. Tucker and family of Dorchester.