|Birth: ||Mar. 30, 1916|
|Death: ||Feb. 21, 2003|
Mary Loving Saunders Thaxton, 86, formerly of Roseland, died Friday, Feb. 21, 2003, at Lynchburg General Hospital.
Born March 30, 1916, in Nelson County, she was a daughter of the late William Richard Saunders and Annie Loving Saunders.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John Fields Thaxton; a daughter, Mary Frances Thaxton Murphy; and two brothers, William Richard Saunders Jr., and John Shelton Saunders.
Mary Loving was a former Postmaster of Roseland, and served as a past president of the Virginia Chapter of the National League of Postmasters of U.S.
She was a member and actively involved with Bethlehem United Methodist Church, the Nelson County Garden Club, Nelson County Woman's Club, where she served as president, and a past member of the Winton Country Club.
She is survived by two daughters, Virginia Thaxton Harvey and her husband of Roseland, and Lelia "Jonni" Thaxton Hatcher of St. Augustine, Fla.; one sister, Anne Saunders Clarkson of Arrington; nine grandchildren, and 12 great-grandchildren.
A memorial service was conducted Monday, Feb. 24, at Bethlehem United Methodist Church with the Rev. C. Randall Harlow officiating. Interment was private.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Roseland Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 39 Roseland, Va. 22967.
Byrum-Parr Funeral Home, Roseland, was in charge of arrangements.
(Published in Nelson County Times, Thursday, Feb. 27, 2003)
William Richard Saunders (1887 - 1970)
Annie Neal Loving Saunders (1895 - 1951)
John Fields Thaxton (1911 - 1970)
Virginia Ann Thaxton Harvey (1936 - 2007)*
Mary Frances Thaxton Murphy (1939 - 2000)*
Mary Loving Saunders Thaxton (1916 - 2003)
William Richard Saunders (1918 - 1968)*
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