Services for Leta B Herbert Sanders, 99, of Carrollton were at 11 a.m. on Monday, January 6, 2014, at the Carrollton United Methodist Church in Carrollton, with interment at Evergreen Cemetery in North Carrollton. Visitation was at the church on Monday from 10 a.m. until the service time.
Mrs. Sanders, dearly loved by family and friends, left for her heavenly home Friday, January 3, 2014.
Born September 13, 1914, in Elliot to John Wade and Chase Allah Ashmore Herbert, she was the third of six children. Early in her childhood the family moved to the Little Texas community of Carroll County where she attended Calvary School. Later she attended and graduated in 1934 from Binford High School in Duck Hill. She was a graduate of Holmes Jr. College, where she was a basketball and track star.
In 1937, on February 14, she married Harry Sanders of Carrollton. They established a grocery business in Carrollton in 1939 and in 1944 moved their business to North Carrollton, where she continued to work until her retirement in 2010 at age 95.
Mrs. Sanders was a longtime member of the Eastern Star and the United Daughters of the Confederacy. She held numerous positions in both organizations and traveled extensively with the Eastern Star.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Harry Sanders; and siblings, William Holliman, Rainey Herbert, Pauline Herbert Taylor, Cecil Herbert and James Clyde Herbert. She is survived by her children, Harry Herbert Sanders and Jo Leta Sanders Carpenter, both of Carrollton, and grandchildren David Carpenter, Renee' Carpenter Gammill, Lisa Sanders Shook, Ken Sanders, Karen Sanders Mitchell, Tara Sanders Dunn, ten great grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren.
Pallbearers were David Carpenter, Ken Sanders, Clark Sanders, Grant Gammill, Trey Dunn, Jeff Shook, and Colby Mitchell.
Memorials may be made to Carrollton United Methodist Church or a charity of the donor's choice.
Lee Funeral Home in Winona handled the arrangements. An online guestbook is available at www.ofhwinona.com.