Barbara Jean (Archer) Sanders

October 22, 1939 ~ November 13, 2020 (age 81)


Barbara Jean Archer Sanders, 91, passed away peacefully on November 13, 2020 at Morristown-Hamble Healthcare System.  Jean was born on October 22, 1929 to Grover C. and Lora Meek Archer.

Jean was a faithful long-time member of First Baptist Church.  She taught Sunday School for many years and later was secretary for her Golden Rule Class.  She was especially proud of the work she did making the banners that fly in the church sanctuary.  She was very involved in Ladies Reading Circle and recently received her 55-year membership pin.

Jean graduated from Morristown High School and was instrumental in helping organize several class reunions over the years.

She was a devoted Christian wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.  She truly loved the Lord, her family and her church.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 69 years, Bryan; and grandson, Wesley Tarlton.

She is survived by her children, Connie (Mike) Ailey of Morristown, Tina (Dennis) Tarlton of Forest City, NC and Scott (Sarah) Sanders of Powell, OH; grandchildren, Erin Ailey (John) Reitz of Knoxville, Patrick (Vanessa) Ailey of Jonesboro, TN, Cory Tarlton of Charlotte, NC, Audrey, Matthew, and Jacob Sanders of OH; great-grandchildren, Davis and Landry Reitz of Knoxville.

Friends may call at their convenience on Thursday, November 19, 2020 from 10:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M. in the chapel of Stetzer-Bales Funeral Home to view and sign the register book.

A graveside service will be held for family and friends at 3:30 P.M. Friday, November 20, 2020 at Jarnagin Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Building Fund at First Baptist Church or any organization that is meaningful to you.

The family wishes to express special thanks to DeWitt Place and Amedisys Home Health for the wonderful care they provided.

 Please practice the CDC COVID-19 guidelines of mask and social distancing.

Arrangements by Stetzer-Bales Funeral Home.

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November 19, 2020

10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Stetzer-Bales Funeral Home
146 East Main Street
Morristown, TN 37814

Graveside Service
November 20, 2020

3:30 PM
Jarnagin Cemetery

Morristown, TN

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