62 year old Richard Lavon Sanders of Alexandria died Saturday. He was born in Martinsville, Illinois, was employed by the P.P.G. Glass Factory, and he was a member of the New Hope Baptist Church. Sanders was a member of the Teamsters Union and a U.S. Army veteran, having served from 1965-68. The funeral will be Thursday at 10:00 a.m. at the New Hope Baptist Church. Ronnie Smith will officiate. Visitation will be Wednesday from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. He was preceded in death by his parents, Sweet Sanders and Linnie Jane Winterrowd. Survivors include his wife of 40 years, Pam Sanders of Alexandria. Daughters and sons-in-law, Angela and Damon Collins of Murfreesboro and Alysia and Joshua Minott of Decatur, Illinois. Grandchildren, Kirkland Sanders and Kirstyn Collins of Murfreesboro. Life long friend, William Duffer of Illinois and several extended family members. The family requests that donations be made to the American Red Cross or to the New Hope Baptist Church, in lieu of flowers. Anderson Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.