From the Sanders Family files of Legacy Keeper Donna Thompson.
Clara Sanders married John Wesley Perkins (b. 29 September 1892 in Lamar County; d. 20 January 1939) in Memphis, TN on 9 June 1912, at home. Mr. Tol Maddox officiated. Clara was a schoolteacher at Union School, an organist/pianist at all-day singings and Church, and a businesswoman – she ran a ladies dress shop in Vernon, AL for many years. She was an active member of the First United Methodist Church in Vernon. Always a hard worker, Clara worked at a munitions plant (“the bullet factory”) in Prairie, MS during WW II. John was a trader and cotton broker. He was found dead in his hotel room while on a business trip to Memphis, TN. Clara died in Atlanta, GA, where, due to poor health, she had been living with her daughter, Birdie,for several years. She and her husband are buried in the Sanders Cemetery near Vernon.