OBITUARY

Mary Patterson Saunders

January 4, 1925July 9, 2013

Mary Patterson Saunders, 88, of Athens, GA passed away Tuesday, July 9, 2013.

A native of Pavo, GA, Mrs. Saunders was the daughter of the late James E. Patterson Jr and Eula Ireland Patterson and was preceded in death by her husband, Fred Bradley Saunders. Mrs. Saunders was an elementary school teacher at both Bogart Elementary and Alps Elementary Schools. She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, an avid bridge player, and a member First United Methodist Church of Athens where she had served as past president of the United Methodist Women.

Survivors include sons, Jeffrey Scott Saunders of Athens; David Bradley Saunders and wife, Connie of Lilburn, and Michael Wimberly Saunders and wife, Lynn of Winterville; daughter, Susan McGaughey and husband, Vance of Roswell, GA, and grandchildren, Erik Saunders and wife, Susan, Ian Saunders, Sarah McGaughey, Brad McGaughey, and Laura McGaughey.

Funeral services will be held 1PM Friday, July 12th at First United Methodist Church of Athens with Rev. Chuck Hodges officiating. Interment will follow at Evergreen Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 6-8PM Thursday, July 11th at Bernstein.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to First United Methodist Church of Athens, 327 N. Lumpkin St, Athens, GA 30601.

Online condolences may be offered at www.bernsteinfuneralhome.com

Bernstein Funeral Home and Cremation Service is in charge of arrangements.

Services

  • Funeral Service Friday, July 12, 2013
  • Visitation Thursday, July 11, 2013
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July 14, 2013

The Elijah Clarke Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution wish to extend our deepest sympathy for your loss. Mary was a valued member of our local chapter, and we appreciate her service. We will respect her memory.
Connie N. Wheeler,Regent
Elijah Clarke Chapter, NSDAR

Bernstein Funeral Home

July 12, 2013

Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.

July 11, 2013

Mike and Lynn we are so sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. Prayers for you and your family. Jody & Monica

July 11, 2013

Dear McGaughey Family: We were so sorry to hear of Mary's death. I remember her as being such a kind person and devoted mother and grandmother. I know how difficult this
is and your thoughts and prayers

Gail Russell Ridenhour

July 11, 2013

So very sorry to hear about Mary's passing. She was a sweet neighbor and will be missed by many.

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