Blanche Burnette Deaton Saunders, 88, of Candor, died September 7, 2020, at FirstHealth Moore Regional in Pinehurst.

There was a viewing from 8 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., September 10, at Phillips Funeral Home.

A graveside service was held at 2 p.m., Thursday, September 10, at Biscoe Cemetery.

Mrs. Saunders was born in Richmond County on January 27, 1932, to Martin Pearl and Lula Mae Greene Deaton. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Henry Ivey Saunders, infant daughter, and her siblings. She is survived by her daughter, Deborah Saunders of Troy; son, Douglas Saunders of Troy; sister, Dorothy Wright of Arlington, Texas; two grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.