SILAS SANDERS -  Born November 3, 1919 at Winona, MO the son of Isaac SANDERS and Florence (JULIAN) SANDERS and passed away March 3, 1989 at the age of 69 years. He was united in marriage to Florene Eleanor PREWETT on October 13, 1937 at Eminence, MO and to this union eight children were born. He was preceded in death by his wife Florene Eleanor SANDERS; his parents, Ike and Florene SANDERS; one daughter, Betty Eleanor SANDERS; two sisters, Iva BELL, and Mamie VANARSDALL; three brothers, Jim MYERS, Homer MYERS, and Luther SANDERS. He is survived by four sons, Winfred Silas SANDERS of Birch Tree, Lowell Eugene SANDERS of Jasper, Alabama, Larry Edwin SANDERS of Jasper, Alabama, and Randy SANDERS of Birch Tree; three daughters, Shirley Gail SCHOFIELD of Seattle, Washington, Joyce Elaine WATTERS of Birch Tree, Laveta Kaye SHIELDS of Fort Polk, Louisiana; three brothers, Dennis MYERS of Winona, Jack MYERS of Winona, and Gene SANDERS of Corning, California; and one sister, Velma COOPER of Birch Tree; eighteen grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; and a very dear friend Ora ATKINS. Silas was a member of the First Baptist Church of Birch Tree. Funeral Services were held Wednesday, March 8, 1989 at the Duncan Funeral Chapel at Winona with Rev. Truman PULLIAM officiating. Burial was in Mt. Zion Cemetery under the direction of the Duncan Funeral Home of Birch Tree.  Sources for this information: The Current Wave.