Edna W. Saunders

Published 8:02 pm Thursday, December 29, 2011

December 29, 2011

FRANKLIN — Edna Williams Saunders, 106, died on Dec. 29, 2011. Mrs. Saunders was a native of Portsmouth and a daughter of the late Robert Cooper and Beulah Moore Williams. She was the widow of J.D. Saunders Jr., of Windsor.

Survivors include her son, Wayne D. Saunders; three grandchildren, Lorrie Gaskins and husband, Glenn, Woody Saunders and wife, Candace, and Stephen Saunders; and four great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by four sisters and four brothers.

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A graveside service will be held Saturday, Dec. 31, 2011, at 11 a.m. in Holly Lawn Cemetery, Suffolk. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the East Pavilion Discretionary Fund, 100 Fairview Drive, Franklin, VA 23851. Wright Funeral Home has charge of arrangements. www.wrightfuneralhome.org.