Edna Stansbury Sanders, 84, of Orange, died Sunday, May 2, 2010. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Wednesday, May 5 at Claybar Funeral Home Chapel in Orange. Officiating will be the Rev. Randall R. Branch, pastor of Wesley United Methodist Church in Orange. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens near Bridge City. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Born in Abbeville, La. on Aug. 18, 1925, Mrs. Sanders was the daughter of Noelie (Blanchette) and Walter Howard Stansbury. She was a homemaker, a member of Wesley United Methodist Church, the United Methodist Women and had been a member of TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly).

Preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Jefferson Sanders; and son, Ken Sanders, Mrs. Sanders is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Janice and Jerry Allen of Cypress, Cheryl Earnest of Orange, Terri and Mark Frey of Orange. Also surviving are her grandchildren, Jennifer Ellestad and her husband, Jason, Jeremy Allen, Mallorie Henning and her husband, Zack, Megan Frey, Madalyn Frey, Drayton Sanders; great-grandchildren, Noelie and Eli Ellestad, Zoe Henning; and her brother and sister-in-law, Lyman and Rose Stansbury of Abbeville.

Serving as pallbearers will be Doug McDaniels, Jeremy Allen, Zack Henning, Jason Ellestad, David Clary and Wellman Richards.

For those who wish, memorials may be directed to Wesley United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 2187, Orange, Texas 77631-2187

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