Julia McGaha Sanders



Julia M. Sanders, age 79 of Bostic, died Saturday, December 30, 2017 at Hospice of The Carolina Foothills. She was born June 17, 1938 in Macon County, North Carolina and was a daughter of the late Sherman and Sissie Greene Messer. Julia was a member of Concord Baptist Church and retired as a Belk's Associate at the Tri-City Mall where she worked for many years. She was also preceded in death by her first husband and the father of her children, Boyd Eugene McGaha as well as her second husband, George Emanuel Sanders in 2003, a brother, Joe Messer and sisters, Flonnie Stacey and Margie Marr.

Survivors include three daughters, Barbara Wilkie and husband David, Linda Robbins and husband Bobby, all of Forest City and Brenda Sorrow of Mooresboro, her grandchildren, Jennifer Robbins Smoak and Jason Smoak, and their children, Parker, Karsyn, and Braden, Brian Robbins and wife Leah, and their children, Blakely, Josie, and Van, Lauren Robbins Yount and husband David and their children, Alexandria and Lucas, Julie Robbins and son Maddox, Drew Wilkie and wife Megan and their children, Allistair, Emma, and Addison, Hope Wilkie Williamson and husband J.J. and their children, Kendra, James, Kylie, and David, Michelle Knight Grier and husband Marlon, and their children, Chelsie, Jamal, Abby, and Chris , Daniel Knight, and Christine Knight Dubose and Husband Jon. Three step-children, Christopher L. Sanders, Donita Vassey and husband Charles, and Sharon McGinnis and a sister, Mary Welch of Gastonia.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at two o'clock on Wednesday, January 3, 2018 in the Concord Baptist Church with Reverend Travis Laflin officiating. Interment will follow in the Corinth Baptist Church Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 1 until 2PM Wednesday in the Sanctuary of Concord Baptist Church prior to the service.

Memorials may be made to the Concord Baptist Church, Post Office Box 70, Bostic, North Carolina 28018.

The Padgett and King Mortuary & Crematory is in charge of arrangements and an online guest registry is available at www.padgettking.com