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Rachel Chaney Saunders / June 14, 2010
Mrs. Rachel Chaney Saunders, 68, of 5068 Cody Road, Nathalie died Wednesday, June 9, 2010 at her home. She was born in Halifax County on August 20, 1941, a daughter of the late Major Edmondson Chaney and Gertrude Ferrell Chaney. She was married to the late Earl Phillips Saunders and was a member of Winns Creek Baptist Church and attended First Baptist Church of Republican Grove.

She is survived by one daughter, Cheryl Saunders Booker and husband David Jr. of Nathalie; one son, Bruce Edward Saunders and wife Holly of Timberlake, N.C.; grandchildren, Cole Wyatt Booker and Landon Blake Booker; one brother, Bill Chaney and wife Jeanette of Halifax. She was preceded in death by one sister, Helen Chaney Loftis.

Funeral services were held Friday at First Baptist Church of Republican Grove with Rev. Sheldon Miles officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery. Memorials may be directed to First Baptist Church of Republican Grove Building Fund, c/o Margaret Anderson, 2201 Leda-Grove Road, Nathalie, VA 24577 or the American Heart Association, 4217 Park Place Court, Glen Allen, VA 23060.

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