Longtime Seminole resident Merle Ollie (Ray) Sanders, 91, died Saturday, June 28, 2008, at St. John’s Hospital in Tulsa.


Longtime Seminole resident Merle Ollie (Ray) Sanders, 91, died Saturday, June 28, 2008, at St. John’s Hospital in Tulsa.
Merle was born Feb. 17, 1918, in Clarksville, Ark., to George Arthur “Ollie” and Beulah May (Dalton) Ray. She married Edward Frank Sanders in April 1936 in Wetumka, Okla., and then they moved to Seminole in 1952. Her husband preceded her in death.
Mrs. Sanders was a homemaker and a member of the First Assembly of God church.
Mrs. Sanders is survived by her son, David Sanders of Seminole; four brothers, Jim Ray of Shawnee, Hartsel Ray of Kentucky, Shifford Ray of Wetumka and M.L. Ray of Mississippi and three grandchildren.
Graveside service will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Maple Grove Cemetery in Seminole with the Rev. Forrest Weast officiating. Online condolences may be made at www.swearingenfuneralhome.com