May 15, 2021

Mr. Butch Sanders

Mr. Buford Shannon “Butch” Sanders, age 55, of Franklin passed away Sunday December 10, 2017.

Funeral services for Mr. Sanders will be conducted Tuesday December 12, 2017 at 2:00 PM from Olive Branch Baptist Church with the Rev. Rodney Roquemore officiating. Music will be provided by Mrs. Lee Ann Roquemore. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.

The family will accept guests at Stutts Funeral Home Monday evening from 6:00 – 8:00 PM.

Mr. Sanders was born December 22, 1961 in Carrollton to Benjamin Wayne Sanders and the late Sara Woodard Sanders.

From an early age, he worked with his father on the farm and helped grow and maintain the family business, Wayne Sanders Livestock Company. He became an expert roper and loved the cowboy life.

He loved the Lord, and enjoyed worshiping at Olive Branch Baptist Church, where he was a member.

Among his favorite pastimes was fishing. He also liked to work with wood, and became very skilled at his craft. Above all, he loved his family, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Survivors include his wife, Linda Sanders of Franklin; his father, Wayne Sanders of Franklin; two daughters, Tara Sanders of Woodbury and Tiffany Rollins (Beau) of Woodland; two sons, Benjamin Sanders (Jessika) of Ranburne and Shane Elmore (Gretchen) of Gadsden, AL; 10 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; sister, Traci Hammond (Shawn) of Franklin; brother, Shane Sanders (Hannah) of Roopville; and a number of other relatives and friends.

Those who wish may write memorial tributes at

Stutts Funeral Home of Franklin, GA in charge of arrangements.


  1. Tanya Robinson says

    I am praying for Butches family. So sorry to hear this. He was such a great guy!
    Tanya Hightower Robinson

  2. Brenda Poole says

    Sending condolences to the Sanders family.

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