Christine "Chrissy" Sanders

Christine “Chrissy” Sanders, 59, of Buncombe, died at 12:45 p.m. on June 14, 2018, at Memorial Hospital of Carbondale. 

She was born on Aug. 15, 1958, in Tacoma, Wash., the daughter of Bennie and Barbara Seamon Parsons. She married Teddy Lee Sanders on Sept. 19, 1976. 

She was a homemaker most of her life. She then decided to go to college and graduated with an associate of science journalism degree and an associate of arts general studies degree. 

Afterwards she started working for SMART Transportation in Vienna/Karnak. 

In her spare time she enjoyed quilting and genealogy. 

She loved spending time with her grandchildren and loved her cats. She didn’t come with much but gave everything she had. She was a lifetime member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary. 

Survivors include her husband, Teddy “Bear” Sanders of Buncombe; a special friend, Kathy Maze of Buncombe; children Michelle and Michael Zehr Sanders of Normal, Michael Allen and Jordan Sanders of Yuma, Ariz., Christopher James “CJ” Barahona of Buncombe, Jaima Rae and David Watts Hollingsworth of Buncombe and Raymond Lee Hollingsworth of Yuma, Ariz.; her mother, Barbara Seamon of Florida; a brother, David Parsons of Lakeside, Calif.; a brother-in-law, Coach Duffy and Tammy Sanders of Buncombe; a sister-in-law, Cindy and Greg Kingsley of Willow Springs, Mo.; 12 grandchildren; nieces and nephews, Kelle and Heather Aden Sanders of Anna, Trista and Jacob O’Neal of Missouri, Tiffany and Patrick Kaufman of Dongola, Christopher and Robin Sanders of Belleville, David and Jessie Sanders of Indiana, Duffy Sanders of Buncombe and Nick Sanders of Buncombe; and many other relatives and friends. 

She was preceded in death by her father, Bennie Fred Parsons, and by her father- and mother-in-law, Teddy Louis and Avis Sanders (NaNa and Pops).

A memorial service was held at 4 p.m. Monday, June 18, at Crain Funeral Home in Anna-Jonesboro, with the Rev. Larry Buckles officiating. 

Memorials can be made to the VFW Ladies Auxiliary. 

To view the obituary or to leave an online condolence for the family, visit

Crain Funeral Home in Anna-Jonesboro was in charge of arrangements.

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