Chester E. “Chuck” Saunders

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Chester E. “Chuck” Saunders

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Chester E. "Chuck" Saunders

NAHUNTA — CWOII Chester E. "Chuck" Saunders, U.S. Navy (retired), 68, of 3531 Taylor Bay Road, Nahunta, Ga., died Friday, Jan. 16, 2009, at his residence.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 19, at Cobb Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Randy Carson and the Rev. Tony Crawley officiating. Interment will follow at Cobb Suncrest Memorial Gardens with military honors.

Casket bearers will be Ryan Roberts, Mark Saunders, Rusty Adkins, Craig Saunders, Charlie Saunders, John Saunders, Martin Saunders and Richard Woodard.

Born Aug. 3, 1940, in Colquitt County, he was the son of the late Norman Lee Saunders Sr. and Lottie Mae White Saunders. Mr. Saunders served in the U.S. Navy as a chief warrant officer 2 and was a member of Nahunta First Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Rita Woodard Saunders of Nahunta; a daughter, Karen Pucci and husband Manny of Jacksonville; a son, Jay Saunders and wife Iris of Jacksonville; three sisters, Myrilene Mullins of Hixson, Tenn., Betty Pope of Tifton, and Shirley Adkins of Woodstock; five brothers, Milton Saunders and wife Sarah of Dallas, Robert Saunders and wife Judy of Tifton, Jerry Saunders of Roswell, Jim Saunders of Paschristian, Miss., and Charlie Saunders and wife Connie of Alpharetta; and four grandchildren, Alec Pucci, Madison Pucci, Chase Pucci and Georgia Lee Saunders.

The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 19, at Cobb Funeral Chapel.

The family may be contacted at the home of Mrs. Lois Woodard, 2086 Hwy. 37 East, Moultrie.

Cobb Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Published in The Moultrie Observer from 1/17/2009 - 1/19/2009 ... _-saunders

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