Sanders

Sanders Cemetery, Vernon, Lamar County, Alabama

Number 68 on the 2002 Cemetery Map of Lamar County

Located just north of Vernon on the west side of County Road 29, about 1¼ miles north of Highway 17.

Surveyed January 6, 2005 by James W. Dierking and Kawatha “Kay Koonce. Graves are listed from south to north, beginning with the westernmost row. Inscriptions are in boldface type. Annotations, shown in [brackets], were added by Paul Hays in consultation with Jack Sanders, who compiled and maintains a roster of burials here, Donna Sue Sanders Thompson, Gale Sanders, and Virginia Sanders.

First Row
May, William Howard, SSG/Army Air Force/WW II: Nov. 25, 1911 – July 11, 1967 [son of Lona Emaline Morton & James B. “Buck” May]
May, Lona Morton: Jan. 9, 1889 – Aug. 26, 1960 [Lona Emaline Morton, daughter of Annie Bell Sanders and William C. “Billy” Morton (double marker w/ James B.)]
May, James B.: Sept. 15, 1885 (no other date) [James B. “Buck” May, parents unknown (double marker w/ Lona)]
Norris, Dewitt, SSG/U. S. Army/WW II: 1917 – 1977 [husband of Polly Anne May, daughter of Lona Emaline Morton & James B. “Buck” May; Pamela Kay and Susan were daughters of Polly Anne and Dewitt (triple marker w/ Pamela Kay & Susan)]
Norris, Pamela Kay: Aug. 12, 1947 – Dec. 19, 1982 [triple marker w/ Dewitt & Susan]
Norris, Susan: July 29, 1946 – Oct. 11, 1964 [triple marker w/ Dewitt & Pamela Kay]
May, Elizabeth W.: Feb. 28, 1909 – July 21, 1979 (double marker w/ Claude A.)
May, Claude A.: April 4, 1909 [no other date; son of Lona Emaline Morton & James B. “Buck” May; died 1988 (double marker w/ Elizabeth W.)]

Second Row
DeVille, Stephen Dale: Dec. 5, 1950 – Dec. 5, 1950 [son of Frances Jeweline Cunningham & Albert Elton DeVille]
Morton, Annie Bell Sanders: June 25, 1866 – May 25, 1937 [daughter of Selina Emeline James & George Harrison Sanders; wife of William C. “Billy” Morton]
Morton, William C.: Dec. 25, 1864 – Nov. 13, 1923 [William C. “Billy” Morton, son of Nancy Caroline Pennington & John Wesley Morton; husband of Annie Bell Sanders]
Morton, L. L.: Nov. 9, 1890 – Nov. 25, 1890 [Lonnie L., son of Annie Bell Sanders & William C. “Billy” Morton; his actual date of death may have been Nov. 12, 1890]
Morton, L. O.: Nov. 5, 1891 – Dec. 27, 1891 [Lorena O., daughter of Annie Bell Sanders & William C. “Billy” Morton]
Morton, O. H.: Sept. 15, 1906 – Nov. 19, 1906 [child of Annie Bell Sanders & William C. “Billy” Morton]
Goddard Baby [marker with no additional information; Jack Sanders’ roster of the cemetery lists Ora Morton Goddard, daughter of Annie Bell Sanders & William C. “Billy” Morton and wife of John Allen Goddard, and her infant son, Dale Goddard, as “[b]elieved to be buried together in the same grave”]

Third Row
Sanders, Selina E. James: June 10, 1848 – April 1, 1932 [Selina Emeline James, daughter of Mary B. Harton & Marshall James; wife of George Harrison Sanders]
Sanders, George Harrison, Co. G/41 AL Inf./CSA [no additional information on marker; son of Rosa Ann Dowery(?) & James J. Sanders; husband of Selina Emeline James; born Mar. 8, 1845 (according to Donna Thompson) or May 11, 1845 in Fayette County (according to the 1907 Census of Confederate Soldiers), died Dec. 4,1910]
Sanders, Donie: July 1, 1889 – Sept. 28, 1909 [Donie Charlottie, daughter of Selina Emeline James & George Harrison Sanders]
Sanders, Garlin: March 12, 1884 – Aug. 6, 1887 [Garland B. Sanders, son of Selina Emeline James & George Harrison Sanders]
Trimm, Aurora Velulie Adams: March 6, 1881 – Sept. 1, 1929 [Aurora Velulie “Lulie” Sanders, daughter of Selina Emeline James & George Harrison Sanders; wife of 1. John Adams, 2. Michael Trimm]
Averette, Annie Lee: March 25, 1914 – April 20, 2000 [Annie Lee Trimm Younghanse Averette, d/o Aurora Velulie “Lulie” Sanders & her second husband, Michael Trimm]
DeVille, Albert Elton, LA/MSG/U. S. Air Force Ret./WW II & Korea: Oct. 1, 1919 – March 8, 1970 [husband of Frances Jeweline Cunningham, daughter of Myra A. Sanders & Cosby Cunningham]

Fourth Row
Sanders, Kelly G.: April 21, 1900 – Nov. 30, 1961 [Kelley Gray Sanders, son of Emma A. Springfield & James Marshall Sanders; never married (N.B.: the spelling of his first name on the tombstone is incorrect)]
Sanders, James M.: May 22, 1868 – March 26, 1939 [James Marshall Sanders, son of Selina Emeline James & George Harrison Sanders (triple marker w/ Emma & Reginald)]
Sanders, Emma S.: Dec. 28, 1866 – Oct. 27, 1947 [Emma A. Springfield, daughter of Emily Calloway Woods & Thomas Walker Springfield (triple marker w/ James & Reginald)]
Sanders, Reginald: Nov. 6, 1902 – Aug. 31, 1906 [son of Emma A. Springfield & James Marshall Sanders (triple marker w/ James & Emma)]
McCarver, Bryon: Aug. 28, 1914 – Aug. 28, 1914 [son of Lessie Sanders & Asa Boyd McCarver]
McCarver, Hershell: March 17, 1916 – March 17, 1916 [son of Lessie Sanders & Asa Boyd McCarver]
McCarver, Asa Boyd: Dec. 2, 1894 – Dec. 25, 1979 [son of Samantha Caroline Shirley & John W. McCarver (double marker w/ Lessie)]
McCarver, Lessie Sanders: March 13, 1893 – Dec. 19, 1975 [daughter of Emma A. Springfield & James Marshall Sanders (double marker w/ Asa)]

Fifth Row
Harper, Fannie [marker with name and no additional information; Jack Sanders thinks this and the next two may have been inmates at the County Poorhouse; they are not related to the rest of the people buried in this cemetery.]
Perkins, Miss [no additional information]
Williams, Infant [no additional information]
Perkins, John W.: Sept. 29, 1892 – Jan. 20, 1939 [John Wesley Perkins, son of Sarah A. Graves & Edgar Perkins; husband of Clara Sanders]
Perkins, Clara Sanders: April 28, 1891 – Jan. 22, 1973 [daughter of Emma A. Springfield & James Marshall Sanders; wife of John Wesley Perkins]
Perkins, Elvin G., AL/SSG/3035 Base Unit AAF/WW II: Sept. 20, 1918 – April 20, 1968 [Elvin Gladstone “Hot” Perkins, son of Clara Sanders & John Wesley Perkins; husband of Dorothy “Dot” Yielding]
Pounders, Baby Boy [no additional information on marker; infant son of Anna Banks McCarver & James Collins “J. C.” Pounders; born and died 1943]
Pounders, James Collins: Feb. 27, 1923 – Jan. 17, 1976 [no additional information on double marker; son of Emma White & her 1st husband, Benton Pounders; husband of Anna Banks McCarver, daughter of Lessie Sanders & Asa Boyd McCarver]
Purvis, Jones V.: June 14, 1893 – Feb. 14, 1973 [2nd husband of Emma White (Pounders) (double marker w/ Emma)]
Purvis, Emma White Pounders: June 14, 1893 – Feb. 23, 1974 [wife of 1. Benton Pounders, 2. Jones V. Purvis (double marker w/ Jones V.)]

Sixth Row
Sanders, G. Kent: Sept. 3, 1897 – June 30, 1978 [Gaston Kent Sanders, son of Emma A. Springfield & James Marshall Sanders (double marker w/ EuniceT.)]
Sanders, Eunice T.: June 16, 1898 – April 29, 2000 [Eunice Adeline Turner, daughter of Sarah Ann McDougal & James Franklin Turner (both buried at Emmaus Cemetery) (double marker w/ G. Kent)] (on the marker is a list of their children: Charles T., Gay H., Billy G., N. Gale, James O., Virginia D., and Thomas E.)
Sanders, Billy G.: Dec. 31, 1924 – March 15, 1938 [Billy Gray Sanders, son of Eunice Adeline Turner & Gaston Kent Sanders]
Sanders, James Ormand: Dec. 3, 1929 – Oct. 24, 1967 [son of Eunice Adeline Turner & Gaston Kent Sanders; husband of Vivian Case]

Seventh Row
Sanders, Prentice, PVT/U. S. Army/WW II: July 19, 1906 – July 19, 1979 [son of Emma A. Springfield & James Marshall Sanders (double marker w/ Edna)]
Sanders, Edna: Sept. 2, 1907 (living) [Edna Earle Boman, daughter of Florence Imogene “Genie” Todd & Thaddeus Augustus “Bud” Boman (double marker w/ Prentice)] (on the marker is a list of their children: Bobby, Jack and Donna)
Thompson, Robert Lee, PFC/U. S. Army/Vietnam: March 5, 1941 – Nov. 29 1984 Husband of Donna Sue Sanders, Father of Shannon and Steve [son of Sarah Avis Guyton & Clark Ellis Thompson]

Eighth Row
Bomar, W. R., MSGT U. S. Air Force WW II: Sept. 13, 1913 – Jan. 31, 1991 [William Richard “Dick” Bomar, son of Xennie Pickens & William Henry Bomar of Bell Buckle, TN (double marker w/ Birdie)]
Bomar, Birdie B. Perkins: Sept. 23, 1913 (no other date) [Birdie B. Perkins, daughter of Clara Sanders & John Wesley Perkins (double marker w/ W. R.)]
Jones, Edward C., LTC/U. S. Air Force/WW II & Korea: Jan 26, 1923 – July 18, 1999 [Edward C. Jones, born Hermann Edward Mall, was later adopted and changed his name (double marker w/ Lema D.)]
Jones, Lema D. Perkins: Jan. 1, 1922 – March 8, 1983 [daughter of Clara Sanders & John Wesley Perkins (double marker w/ Edward C.)]
Perkins, Stephanie Ann: Sept. 28, 1970 – July 18, 1986 [daughter of Linda A. Hurley & John Wesley Perkins, and granddaughter of Dorothy “Dot” Yielding and Elvin Gladstone “Hot” Perkins]
Perkins, James R., son of Dot and Elvin: May 7, 1953 – Nov. 5, 1999 [James Richard Perkins, known as Richard, son of Dorothy “Dot” Yielding and Elvin Gladstone “Hot” Perkins]

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