Graveside services for Hughs Franklin Sanders, 71, of Ardmore, are scheduled for 11 a.m. Monday, June 17, 2013, at Hewitt Cemetery in Wilson with family officiating. Services are under the direction of Alexander Funeral Home of Wilson.

Hughs was born February 19, 1942, in Wilson, Oklahoma, to Dee William Sanders and Katie Ophelia (Roberts) Sanders. He passed from this life Wednesday, June 12, 2013, at the V.A. Center in Ardmore, Oklahoma.

Hughs was raised in Wilson and received his G.E.D. after entering the U.S. Army on January 16, 1964, and transferred to the U.S. Navy in 1967 where he served until he was discharged on January 3, 1969. Hughs served in Vietnam in both the Army and the Navy.

He lived in Greenville, Texas, after he was discharged from the Navy and worked for E Systems as a Structure Mechanic in airplane modification for 12 years. Hughs moved back to Wilson in the 1970s and became employed in the oilfields for Hobart Wilson and Southerland and Trail Well Service on Pulling Units. He was a member of the V.A. Post #4865 on Lake Murray Drive in Ardmore.

Preceding him in death were his parents; and brothers, Billy, Royce, Wayne and Charles Sanders.

Survivors include his sisters, Wanda Tilly and husband, Herbert of Sapulpa, Okla., and Louise Young and husband, Bud of Wilson, Okla.; brothers, Merle Sanders of Weatherford, Texas, Bobby Sanders of Fort Worth, Texas, and Clinton Sanders and wife, Norma of Ardmore, Okla.; and numerous nieces, nephews, family and friends.

Pallbearers are family and friends.

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