Raford Saunders, age 85, of Robbins passed away Saturday, July 16, 2022 at Peak Resources – Pinelake in Carthage. 

A native of Moore County, he was a son of the late George Saunders and Corenia Jackson Saunders.  Raford worked for many years at Standard Mineral Company and retired as foreman. He enjoyed working outdoors in his yard and with his tractor. He also loved spending  time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren. 

He was preceded in death by his first wife Mae Saunders; son Larry Wayne Saunders; nine brothers and one sister. 

He is survived by his wife of 41 years Linda Saunders; son Richard Saunders (Glenda); daughter Patricia Epps (Roger); daughter in law Karen Watson (Benny); step-daughter Tammy Yow (Tara); grandchildren Regina Garner (Daniel), Kim Atkins (Rashun), Jr. Epps (Monica), Christina Sherman (Jason), Larry Saunders (Michaela), Maggie Behrmann; great grandchildren Darrin Garner, Lakota Epps, Cassie Garner, Kayla Epps, William Behrmann, Cameron Sherman; step great grandson Justin Atkins. 

Graveside services will be 11:00 AM Tuesday, July 19th at Pine Rest Cemetery in Robbins conducted by Dr. Kenneth McNeill. The family will receive friends Monday from 6:00 – 8:00 pm at Kennedy Funeral Home and other times at the home. 

Memorials may be made to Liberty Hospice, 300 W. Pennsylvania Avenue Southern Pines, NC 28387.

Online condolences may be made at PinesFunerals.com

Kennedy Funeral Home is serving the Saunders family.

Services

Visitation: July 18, 2022 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Kennedy Funeral Home
241 N Middleton Street
Robbinsq, NC 27325

910-948-2221

Graveside Service: July 19, 2022 11:00 am

Pine Rest Cemetery
Highway 705 South
Robbins, NC 27325


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  1. Our sincere condolences and prayers for the family. R.L was the best Neighbor ! He always was willing to help when ever possible. A great man with a big heart ! We are going to miss you 💔

  2. Prayers for Rafords family. Look to the Lord for comfort, help and strength now and in the days ahead! Read John chapter 14.

  3. Patricia and Richard, so sorry to hear of your father’s death.
    Sammy and I will keep your families in our prayers.

  4. Patricia, thinking of you and your family in this time of need. God is good and I am sure your father is healed and enjoying his new body and life in Christ. Love you my friend

  5. We are saddened to hear of your loss, sending love and prayers. May the memories give you strength.

    Psalms 34:18

  6. So very sorry to hear this. Pops was always good to me and my girls !! Never saw him when he didn’t ask about them. Richard, Patricia and Linda prayers for you and the family. He will surely be missed !! Love , Marnita

  7. I’m so sorry to hear about your loss Linda and family. You and RL was special friends and you guys were like family to us all, mama (Sally Horner) and my brother Carl always talked so highly of you both for all the support, all the help and Love you shown.
    RIP AL, you will be missed by many.

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