Obituaries

Elmer Lawrence Sanders, age 91, of Cove, Arkansas died on Thursday, April 15, 2021 at the VA Hospital in Little Rock. He was born on Sunday, February 2, 1930 to William Paul and Eula Marar Mitchel Sanders in Wright City, Oklahoma.

Elmer was a hard worker and excellent provider for his family. He proudly served in the United States Army in the Korean War as an artillery man. Elmer worked most of his life farming, and also liked to do woodworking in his spare time. He played baseball for City Leagues in his younger years. He always cherished every moment spent with his family. Elmer was a loving husband, father, brother, grandfather, great grandfather, great great grandfather, uncle and friend and will be missed by all who knew him.

He is preceded in death by his parents; and one son, Wayne Sanders.

Elmer is survived by his loving wife of 67 years, Cleta Sanders of Cove; four daughters, Marie Sweet of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Vicky Squires of Cove, Christine Aiwohi of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Lisa Sanders of Torrance, California; three brothers, Laverne, Milton, and Doyle; four sisters, Juanita Matthews, Dollie Silva, Pauline Russell, and Frances Barcus; twelve grandchildren; twelve great grandchildren; one great great grandchild; several nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.

Graveside services will be held on Friday, April 16, 2021 at 10:00 A.M. at the Fort Smith National Cemetery in Fort Smith under the direction of Bowser Family Funeral Home in Mena, Arkansas.

Online Guestbook: www.bowserffh.com.

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4-15-21 3:43 p.m. KAWX.ORG 

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