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Meabon L. Sanner

Obituary Date: Wednesday, September 1, 2010
Meabon L. Sanner, 75, of Gainesville was called home September 1, 2010.

Born November 8, 1934 in Olney, Texas to the late Jesse and Lela Sanner, he had lived in this area for the past 10 years having moved from Grove City, Ohio. Mr. Sanner retired after 30 years as Chaplain for the Ohio Youth Commission. Prior to his work with the State of Ohio he was a Church Planter and pastored for several years. He was a graduate of Gainesville, Texas High School, North Texas University, Southwestern Seminary and was a U. S. Army veteran. Mr. Sanner devoted much time to Bible study, possessed a love for church, camping, fishing and was considered a master storyteller.

Surviving are his wife of 56 years, Jean C. Sanner, Gainesville; daughters and sons in law, Jill and Scott Pittman, Carmel, Indiana, Jeanene and Jon Stafford, Greensboro, NC, Misty and Daren Wise, Flowery Branch, GA; sisters and brothers in law, Joann and James Gray, Tennessee, Nancy and Dewayne Ledwig, Texas; 11 grandsons and 1 great granddaughter.

Funeral services will be held Sunday September 5, 2010 at 2:30 P.M. at Bearden Funeral Home Chapel. Dr. Scott Downing and Dr. William Falkner will officiate. Interment will follow in Sawnee View Gardens.

The family will receive friends Sunday beginning at 1:30 p.m. at the funeral home.

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"We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord." II Corinthians 5:8

Bearden Funeral Home, Dawsonville, GA.
Funeral Date
09/05/2010 at 12:00AM
Funeral Home
Bearden Funeral Home