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Cecil Sanders


Last updated 9/28/2020 at 3:50pm

Cecil Sanders, 89, of Sapphire, passed away peacefully Friday, Sept. 25, 2020.

He was the son of the late Isaiah and Ola Norton Sanders. His wife of 62 years, Hilda Sanders; one daughter, Irma Sanders Shelton; one sister, Evon Taylor; and three brothers, Ray, Robert, and Lane Sanders, predeceased her.

He had a 22-year career in the United States Army, serving two tours in Vietnam. While stationed in Salzburg, Austria, he met and married his wife, Hilda.

After traveling through various posts in Europe and the United States, they decided to return to Transylvania County to retire in 19...

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