Born: Tue., Jun. 30, 1931
Died: Sat., Apr. 14, 2018


12:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Sun., Apr. 15, 2018
10:00 AM to 2:00 PM, Mon., Apr. 16, 2018
Location: Whitwell Memorial Funeral Home, Inc.

Funeral Service

2:00 PM Mon., Apr. 16, 2018
Location: Whitwell Memorial Funeral Home, Inc.

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Claudene “Malmaw” Sanders  Shirley passed away at her home on Saturday, April 14, 2018.  This awesome Christian matriarch loved her Lord, her amazing family at home, and her church family at Morning Star Baptist in Whitwell, TN.  She was preceded in death by her parents, George & Margaret Dyer Tate; her siblings, Elizabeth Howell, Lynn Clyde Tate, Clifford Tate, May Collins, and Carolyn Tate; her husbands, Leo E. “Buck” Sanders and Ralph E. Shirley, Sr.; her son, Lanny Sanders; grandson, Brian Shirley; son-in-law, Ralph E. Shirley, Jr.; and step granddaughter, Jeanine Jordan.

She is survived by her children, Mike (Susie) Sanders, Starlena Pyburn, Rene Shirley, and Teresa (Jeff) Lewis; her seventeen grandchildren, 9 step grandchildren, 30 great grandchildren and 4 great-great grandchildren.  Other survivors include sisters; Mildred Brown, Georgia Dishroon, Dorothy Sanders, and Jeanetta Finch.  She was also cherished by a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.  She will be missed.

Family will receive friends 12-8PM, CST, Sunday, April 15, 2018.
                                                10-2PM, CST, Monday, April 16, 2018.

Funeral services will be at 2PM, CST, Monday, April 16, 2018 in the funeral home chapel with Rev. James Troyer officiating.  Interment will be at Lusk Cemetery on Suck Creek Mountain.

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