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John William "Billy" Sanders

April 5, 2019
John William "Billy" Sanders
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Obituary for John William "Billy" Sanders

John William "Billy" Sanders, 87, of Vienna passed away Friday, April 5, 2019 at his home with his family by his side. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, April 8, 2019 at Vienna First Baptist Church. The family will receive friends prior to the service Monday beginning at 9:30 a.m. at the church. Billy was born in Vienna to the late Robert Columbus Sanders and Victoria Fenella McCrary Sanders. He attended college at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College in Tifton. He then came home to Vienna to grow his family's farm and share his love of agriculture with the community. Billy was a member of the Caleb Sunday School Class and an active member of Vienna First Baptist Church. Along with being the founder of "Dove Days In Dooly," Billy served as a member and advocate of many agricultural organizations such as the Ocmulgee River Soil and Water Conservation District, Boll Weevil Eradication Program and Georgia Farm Bureau. He is survived by his wife, Earlene Sanders of Vienna; a son and his wife, John William Sanders, Jr. and Sandra Sanders of Vienna; a daughter and her husband, Jennifer Sanders Reed and Matt Reed of Vienna; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.


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Visitation

Monday

8

Apr

9:30 AM 4/8/2019 9:30:00 AM - 11:00 AM 4/8/2019 11:00:00 AM
Vienna First Baptist Church

122 Church Street
Vienna, Georgia 31092

Vienna First Baptist Church
122 Church Street Vienna 31092 Georgia
United States

Service

Monday

8

Apr

11:00 AM 4/8/2019 11:00:00 AM
Vienna First Baptist Church

122 Church Street
Vienna, Georgia 31092

Vienna First Baptist Church
122 Church Street Vienna 31092 Georgia
United States
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