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Betty Lewis Sanders

November 11, 1927 January 10, 2019
Betty Lewis Sanders
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Obituary for Betty Lewis Sanders

Fairfax, SC Betty Lewis Sanders 91, died on Thursday, January 10, 2019 at the John Edward Harter Nursing Center in Fairfax, South Carolina.

She was born November 11, 1927 in Greenville, SC, the daughter of Edgar Brumitte and Frances Lyles Brock Lewis and the younger sister of Sara Rebecca Lewis (Strachan). She grew up in Columbia, SC, earned a degree in Business from the University of South Carolina where she held lead roles in university theater productions. She worked as an Administrative Assistant to the President of the University until she moved to Fairfax when she married George DuPre Sanders, Jr., in 1955. She was delighted to be the mother of five children. After their births, she completed a Masters Degree in Education and taught at Allendale-Fairfax High School until her retirement, after which she and DuPre spent six months a year at their home at Lake Junaluska, NC. She was a member of First Baptist Church, Fairfax, where she was active in the Dorcas Elizabeth Sunday School Class.

She is survived by her daughter, Sara Lyles Sanders and and her husband Steve Nagle and her four sons Joseph DuPre Sanders and his wife Karen, George Brumitte Sanders, Robert Lewis Sanders, and Daniel Kearse Sanders and his wife Kristin; and five grandsons: Joey Sanders, Josh Sanders, Brendan Nagle and his wife Caroline, Aiden Sanders and Sean Sanders.

Funeral Services will be 3:00 p.m.. Saturday, January 12, 2019 at Fairfax First Baptist Church with Reverend David Janaro officiating. Interment will follow in Fairfax Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m prior to the Servce at the First Baptist Church Fairfax.

Memorials may be made to Fairfax First Baptist Church, Drawer 820 Fairfax, SC 29827 or to the charity or organization of your choice.

Keith Smith Funeral Service, 128 Water St. Allendale, SC 29810 (803) 584-2492


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