Evelyn Sanders

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Evelyn Sanders

Mrs. Evelyn Holcomb Sanders, 88, of Hartwell, passed away Monday, December 23, 2019 at Hartwell Health & Rehab.
Born on May 21, 1931 in Lavonia, Ga., she was the daughter of the late William Holcomb and Mary Bradley Holcomb. Mrs. Sanders was retired from Newton Mills and a member of the Mt. Olivet Baptist Church, Forever Young and former choir member.
Survivors include her sons: Arlen Holcomb (Caryn) of Eastanollee, Ga. and Jimmy Sanders (Sandra) of Bowersville, Ga.; a daughter, Ann Skelton Pitts (Ken) of Winder, Ga.; a sister, Emily H. Mahoney of Hartwell, Ga.; a brother, Tom Holcomb of Abbeville, Ga.; eight grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Mrs. Sanders was preceded in death by her parents; her husband: Earl "Early" Sanders; six brothers: Ralph Holcomb, Swain Holcomb, Winfred Holcomb, John Hoyt Holcomb, Roy Holcomb and George Holcomb and three sisters: Louise H. Wood, Retha H. Bowers and Pat H. Barrett.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, December 29, at the Mt. Olivet Baptist Church with the Rev. Jason Webb and Rev. Caleb Bond officiating. Burial was in the Mt. Olivet Baptist Church Cemetery.
Flowers are optional, memorials may be made to American Parkinson Disease Association, Georgia Chapter, PO Box 49416, Atlanta, GA 30359.
The Strickland Funeral Home of Hartwell was in charge of all arrangements. Online condolences can be sent to the family at www.stricklandfh.com.