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Hazel Williams Saunders / July 30, 2020

Hazel Williams Saunders, 81, of Halifax, died Tuesday, July 28, 2020. She was born in Halifax County on June 3, 1939, daughter of the late Wille Jesse Williams Sr. and the late Martha Ann Martin Williams. She was married to the late John Radford Saunders, Sr. and was a member of Bethel Baptist Church.

Ms. Saunders is survived by her daughter, Anne Saunders of Halifax; one sister, Gertrude W. Francisco of Scottsburg; and a devoted niece, Patti F. Atkinson, of Halifax.

One son, John R. Saunders Jr. and her siblings, Catherine Williams Francisco, Alice Overby, Lena Smith, James Thomas Williams, Willie “Buck” Williams, Woodrow Williams, and Edward Williams preceded her in death.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Memorials may be directed to a charity of your choice.

Online condolences may be directed to

Arrangements by Powell Funeral Home and Cremation Services.

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