Reverend Paul Clayton Sanders

68 year old Reverend Paul Clayton Sanders of Smithville died Friday at Saint Thomas Hospital in Nashville. He was a retired minister of the Smithville New Life United Pentecostal Church where he preached for 21 years. He served as a District Board Member of the Tennessee District United Pentecostal Church for 12 years. The funeral will be Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at the Smithville New Life United Pentecostal Church. Ministerial colleagues will officiate and burial will be Monday at the Mount Evergreen Cemetery in Iuka, Mississippi. Visitation will be Friday from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. all at the church. He was preceded in death by his parents, Talmage and Helen Barnett Sanders and a sister, Lois Grissom. He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Gayra Sanders of Smithville. One son, Jonathan and his wife Charlotte Sanders of Cookeville. Three granddaughters, Kelsey Sanders of Algood, and Amber and Ashley Greenlee of Cookeville. One brother, David Sanders of Mississippi. Three sisters, Martha Sanders, Betty Shields, and Anna Shadburn all of Mississippi and a host of nieces and nephews. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family asks that donations be made to Camp Lake Benson, in lieu of flowers. The donations may be made at the funeral home.

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