November 1, 2012
Faye Hancock Saunders, of Draper, on Wednesday evening October 31, 2012 began her journey that was mapped out by her faith in Jesus as her savior from her earthly home to her eternal home. In her early years Faye was born July 27, 1933 and raised in Carroll County. She was the daughter of the late Royal Early Hancock and Beaulah Jane White Hancock. She was also preceded in death by two sisters and six brothers. Surviving are brothers Johnny Hancock and wife Janet of Wythe County, Russell Hancock of Martinsville; sister Sonia Easter of Carroll County and several nieces and nephews. After moving to Salem in her high school years, she found the love of her life of sixty years, Ray L. Saunders. Following Ray’s career they moved to Draper’s Valley in 1969 and little did they know that the rest of their lives would be spent on the farm that they loved dearly. Faye’s love of people, animals, and the country way of life brought her great joy which is now still (in the homeplace a place to their three children Thomas Ray Saunders, Michael Adrin Saunders, and Pamela Saunders Bratton and husband Darrell and their children Taylor and Amber). Faye gave herself unmeasurable time and attention to their grandson Taylor in his formative years. Our heartfelt thanks to all of her special friends, wonderful caregivers Cleita Wheeler and Ruby Tickle who showed her tender loving care, and also special thanks to Mountain Valley Hospice. Funeral services will be held Saturday, November 3 at 2 p.m. at the Stevens Funeral Chapel, Pulaski with the Rev. Johnny Howlett officiating. Visiting will be Saturday from the funeral home where the family will receive friends from 12 p.m. until the service hour. Burial will follow in Draper Valley at the Memorial Christian Church Cemetery which adjoins the homeplace. Arrangements by Stevens Funeral Home, Pulaski.