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Arnold ‘Glenn’ Sanders

Arnold ‘Glenn’ Sanders of Alton died Monday, Oct. 7, 2013, at his home. He was born Dec. 18, 1932 and was 80 years of age. He was the son of the late Robert Mark Sanders and Velma McGhee Sanders and is survived by his wife, Harriett Yancey Sanders.


Mr. Sanders was a charter member of Dan River Ruritan Club and later transferred to Turbeville Ruritan Club, having been a member of the Ruritans for 45 years. He was Dan River District Secretary for 32 years and was a Zone Governor for Zones 8 and 9, Halifax County. 

Mr. Sanders served in the U.S. Air Force for four years having served in the Korean Conflict. He also served in the local National Guard for two years. He was employed as a supervisor with Burlington Industries at the Halifax plant for 34 years.

In addition to his wife, survivors include one son, Robert Todd Sanders, and wife Sandy of Danville; his grandchildren, Benjamin, Jonathan, Lynley and Jamison Sanders, all of Danville; one brother, Wayne Sanders, and wife Debbie of Littleton, N.C.; one sister, Vicky Homesley, of North Carolina; his father and mother-in-law, Clyde and Elnora Puckett, of Ringgold; one sister-in-law, Binnie Y. Davis, and husband William of Ringgold; special friends, Vicki Satterfield and Cody Wilson of Alton; and his beloved dog, My Pretty Girl “Dixie.”

One daughter, Susan Glynn Sanders,two brothers, Hoyle Sanders and Mike McGee, his father-in-law, Robert Benjamin Yancey, and his stepmother, Gertrude Meeler Sanders, also preceded Mr. Sanders in death.

A graveside service will be held at First Cross Roads Baptist Church cemetery Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013, at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Dan Ward officiating.

The family will receive friends at the home, 2027 Mill Pond Road, Alton.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Halifax Regional Hospice, 2204 Wilborn Avenue, South Boston, VA 24592 or Halifax County Humane Society, P.O. Box 969, South Boston, VA 24592.

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Arrangements are by Powell Funeral Home, South Boston.