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Dennis Wayne Sanders

February 24, 1956 December 23, 2018
Dennis Wayne Sanders
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Mr. Dennis Wayne Sanders, age 62, of Rockmart, GA passed away Sunday, December 23, 2018 in a Rome medical center.

Wayne was born in Rockmart, GA on February 24, 1956 a son of Earl Sanders, Jr. and Evelyn Waters Sanders. He graduated from Rockmart High School and was a founding member of the Sweet Southern Band. He had a 40 year career in law enforcement having worked for the Braswell Police Dept., Bartow County Sheriff's Dept.., Rockmart Police Department, Georgia Department of Corrections and the Aragon Police Department where he served as Chief of Police for 15 years. Wayne loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Kristi Wallace Sanders on August 30, 2012; by his father, Earl Sanders, Jr., his step father, Rena Camp and by his mother, Evelyn Camp.

Survivors include his children: Amy (Mike) Liggons, Aragon, son, Rodney (Rosanna) Sanders, Aragon and Mindi (Timmy) Sauceda, Cedartown; eleven grandchildren; five sisters: Patricia (Gary) Ingram, Silver Creek, Linda (Tim) Wheeler, Rockmart Brenda (Odell) McAlister, Brevard, NC, Dottie Shelton (Jerry Dangelo), Cedartown and Peggie Patterson, Cedartown; brother, Ralph "Bud" (Patty) Sanders, Brookshire, TX; companion, Cindy Samples, Rockmart.

Funeral services will be held Friday, December 28, 2018 at 3:00 pm in the chapel of the Alvis Miller & Son Funeral Home with Rev. Stevie Waddell and Rev. Gary Ingram officiating. Eulogies will be given by Frankie Hilburn and Jessie Hicks. Interment will follow in Rockmart Memorial Gardens.

The Floyd County Sheriff's Department Honor Guard will be providing Honors at the cemetery. Active pallbearers will include: Marc Riley, Kenny Dodd, Daniel Johnson, Michael Lynch, Matt Rook, Jason Purcell, Ken Drain, Jeff Klein and Matt Hearn. All local law enforcement officers are asked to serve as honorary pallbearers.

The family will be receiving friends Friday from 1:00 pm until the funeral hour at the Alvis Miller & Son Funeral Home.

The Alvis Miller & Son Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements for the funeral of Mr. Dennis Wayne Sanders.

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