Celebrating The Life Of Loved Ones

Rev. Franklin Sanders

Rev. Franklin Sanders, 68, of Albemarle went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, May 8, 2018 at CHS Stanly. A funeral service for Rev. Sanders will be held at 12:00PM on Friday, May 11, 2018 in the Stanly Funeral and Cremation Care Chapel. Burial will follow at Fairview Memorial Park. Visitation will be held from 6:00-8:00PM on Thursday, May 10, 2018 at Stanly Funeral and Cremation Care.

Rev. Sanders was born February 19, 1950 in Scotland County to the late Lottie Hicks Sanders and Vester Sanders, Sr. He retired with Stanly County as the Assistant Director of Public Works and was the associate pastor of Coyle Baptist Church in Stanfield, NC.

Franklin is survived by his wife Elizabeth Blanton Sanders of the home; sons Darrell Sanders (Sarah), David Sanders (Tracie), and Franklin Sanders, Jr. all of Albemarle; 5 grandchildren; brother Vester Sanders, Jr.(Kathy) of Albemarle. He is preceded in death by a daughter Sandra Sanders and 8 siblings.


  • Lynne Lowder and Billy Huddleston Posted May 9, 2018 1:30 pm

    Libby, David, Darrell, and “Crip”, our hearts go out to all of you. Frank was a wonderful man and will always be remembered that way. We love you all and are her e for you. We are so thankful that Frank married us. R.I.P. Rev. Franklin Sanders Sr. We see you soon.

  • Lynne Lowder and Billy Huddleston Posted May 9, 2018 1:31 pm

    And Frankie. Sorry didn’t mean to leave my boy out.

  • Susan Yates Posted May 9, 2018 1:48 pm

    My thoughts and prayers are with you all in this time of loss of a love one. Prayers for the family and friends too ❤❤❤❤❤

  • Gwen and Mike Hinson Posted May 9, 2018 3:56 pm

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all!

  • Jennifer Lowder Posted May 9, 2018 10:22 pm

    Libby and family,
    You are in my thoughts and prayers. Heaven gained sure gained a generous and kind angel. Both you and Frank all touched my life in a way that I will cherish forever.

  • Mary Troutman Posted May 10, 2018 9:37 am

    Frank was a kind, giving man. I enjoyed our chats when he came by our building (senior center) for maintenance. and he was most helpful with computer advice too. We shared a birthday and always joked about that. I miss his smile. May Gods love surround and sustain you all in your loss.

  • Sharon Gardner Tucker Posted May 10, 2018 10:08 am

    Dear Sanders Family, I met Frank when I worked for the County. He always had a sweet and caring spirit. I then saw him at Stanly Manor where he sang and did Services. He was a true Christ Servant. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • David and Sarah Fisher Posted May 10, 2018 9:33 pm

    Our deepest condolences and prayers to the Sanders family. Frank was a good friend .

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