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Graveside Service

New Prospect Baptist Church Cemetery
Thursday July 21st, 2022

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James Ronald "Ronnie" Sanders

James Ronald “Ronnie” Sanders




James Ronald “Ronnie” Sanders, age 79, of Laurens, and husband of Barbara Finley Sanders, passed away on Sunday, July 17, 2022, at PRISMA Health Laurens County Memorial Hospital.


Born in Laurens, he was raised in the home of Julian and Frances Burton. Ronnie retired from Coca Cola after 35 years of service. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Laurens and a Mason with Palmetto Lodge #19. Ronnie also enjoyed woodworking, fishing, and loved his family dearly.


In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Greg Sanders (Kim) of Laurens; grandson, Zack Sanders (Maranda) of Laurens; great-grandson Briggs Sanders and another on the way; a brother, Curtis Burton (Alice) of Laurens; a sister, Gail Allen (Randy) of Laurens; brother-in-law, Robert Finley (Linda) of Laurens; and numerous nieces and nephews.


Graveside services will be held at 10:00 AM on Thursday, July 21, 2022, at New Prospect Baptist Church Cemetery conducted by Rev. Dr. Jim Wooten.  The family will receive friends at the cemetery immediately following the service.


Memorials may be made to New Prospect Baptist Church, Cemetery Fund, 4996 Hwy 221 S. Laurens, SC 29360 or to First Baptist Church, Bobby Smith Sunday School Class, 300 West Main Street, Laurens, SC 29360.


Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.thekennedymortuary.com.



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A candle was lit in memory of James Sanders

John and Zelda McClintock Jul 22 2022 5:47 PM

A candle was lit in memory of James Sanders

Lucy Penland Crowder Jul 21 2022 9:35 AM

Barbara and Family, Barney and I are sorry to learn of Ronnie's passing. Know that we are praying for each of you. May God give you strength and comfort in the coming days. Our love to you!!

Barney & Lynn Harris Jul 20 2022 9:35 PM

A candle was lit in memory of James Sanders

Jim & Elaine Sumerel Jul 19 2022 11:10 PM

Mrs. Sanders, so sorry for your loss. I worked with Ronnie at Coca-Cola. He always so nice to me at work, I was truly sorry to hear about him. Prayers to you and your family.

Sherry Liming Jul 19 2022 9:43 PM

A candle was lit in memory of James Sanders

Edward & Alva Pinson Jul 19 2022 8:29 PM

I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with y'all.

Eddie Cogdill Jul 19 2022 8:11 PM

A candle was lit in memory of James Sanders

Sandra Laws Jul 19 2022 7:18 PM

Barbara and Greg so sorry for your loss. I will miss him so much we always sat and chatted at our get togethers. I will never forget how much he ate and enjoyed july 4th this year. He was so happy Th at day. Love you and Greg dearly.

Cynthia Dagnall Jul 19 2022 6:50 PM

Barbara- we are so sorry for the loss of your dear Ronnie. I only met him one time but Jimmy has fond memories of early years with Ronnie. We ask God’s blessings!!

Anne Ducate. Jimmy powers Jul 19 2022 5:28 PM

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