Maggie Lee Anderson Samford Sanders, 98, of Lufkin

Maggie Lee Anderson Samford Sanders, 98, of Lufkin, formerly of Center, passed away Thursday, January 25, 2018, in Lufkin.


Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, January 27, 2018, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Rev. John Bingham and Rev. Ozay Ford officiating. Interment will follow at Asbury Chapel Cemetery in Shelby County. Visitation will be held prior to the service, beginning at 12:00 noon.


Mrs. Sanders was born July 8, 1919, in Stanley, Louisiana, to Sam Anderson and Zella Bell Stephens Anderson. Loving the outdoors, she spent much time working in her garden and flower beds. She was a member of Saint Mark’s United Methodist Church.


She is survived by


Jack Harris and wife, Susan, of Rochelle, Texas

Joe Harris of Crosby, Texas

Mark Anderson and wife, Sadah, of Crosby, Texas

Dennis Permenter and wife, Judy, of Tenaha, Texas



Cissy Latiolais and husband, Mike, of Anahuac, Texas

Elaine Ellis and husband, Mike, of Richardson, Texas

Sam Sanders and wife, DeAnn, of Friendswood, Texas

Otis Sanders and wife, Susan, of Woodland, Texas


A number of grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren


Numerous other nieces, nephews, cousins and friends who were special to her


Preceded in death by

Husband: Paul Harris

Husband: Dugan Samford

Husband: Otis Sanders

Parents: Sam Anderson and Zella Bell Stephens Anderson

Sisters: Eva Permenter, Ola Harris

Brothers: Curtis Anderson, S.J. Anderson, Allan Anderson, Bob Anderson


Pallbearers will be James Coleman, Lane Coleman, Colton Coleman, Otis Sanders Jr., Carter Samford and Travis Samford. Honorary pallbearers will be Mark Anderson, Joe Harris Sr., William Hughes, Frankie Fitzgerald and Dennis Permenter.


Online condolences & tributes can be sent at




The Light and Champion

137 San Augustine St.
Center TX 75935