Edna Ray (Williams) Sanders

March 10, 1934 ~ January 10, 2021 (age 86)


Edna Ray Williams Sanders, 86, of Beaver Dam, formerly of Paducah, passed away Sunday, January 10, 2021, in Hartford.  Edna was born in Livermore, KY, to the late Paul and Kathern Ridenour Williams. Edna retired from McCracken County Health Department after 25 years of service and was a member of First Baptist Church of Paducah. She loved the outdoors, especially fishing for bluegills and gardening. Edna always had a kind word for others, along with a smile that brightened someone’s day. She never met anyone she didn’t enjoy talking with. One of her greatest joys was sharing her homemade goodies with others. Edna is preceded in death by her husband, G.H. “Buddy” Sanders, a son-in-law, Mark Fowler, and sister, Lena Brown.

Survivors include her daughter, Kellye Howell (Mark) Sims of Beaver Dam; a step-daughter, Vicki Sanders Fowler of Wickliffe, her brother, Roy Williams of Westland, MI; her sister, Loretta (Luther) Cummins of Owensboro; three Grandsons Luke Sims of Greenville, SC, Logan Sims of Chattanooga, TN and Brandon Fowler of Nashville, TN; a Granddaughter Kristin Fowler (Ben) Haynes of West Paducah, KY; two Great-Grandchildren Jackson Haynes and Mia Haynes; along with four Special Nieces Dina, Kim, Darla, and Lana of Michigan.   

The family would like to extend a Special Thanks to Ms. Edna’s Caregivers; Terri Ashburn, Annie Combs, Mary Ann Cleveland, Jennifer Ruby, Pat Underwood, and Angie Young.  Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Richland Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery, c/o Jack Burden, 650 Hicks Road, Calhoun KY  42327.

Private services are being handled by Bevil Bros. Funeral Home in Beaver Dam. Burial will be in Sunnyside Cemetery in Beaver Dam.  Online condolences may be sent to



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