Mr. Leon J. Sanders, age 78, of Auburn, GA passed away on Friday, October 1, 2010. He is survived by his wife of fifty-six years, Carantha Samples Sanders, Auburn, GA; daughters, Ceresa Massie, Auburn, GA, Delilah Sanders, Auburn, GA and Jackie Harness, Auburn, GA; son and daughter-in-law, Ricky and Barbara Sanders, Buford, GA; six grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; two great great-grandchildren; sisters and brothers-in-law, Lula Mae Vaughn, Helen, GA, Eloise and Jack Register, Buford, GA, Carol and Hugh Reese, Canton, GA and Brenda and Tommy Payne, Dawsonville, GA; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Mr. Sanders was born April 24, 1932 in Hall County, GA. He was a retired concrete finisher. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. He was a member of Shoal Creek Baptist Church in Buford, GA. Funeral services will be held on Monday, October 4, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Flanigan Funeral Home with Rev. David Pruitt officiating. Interment will follow at Shoal Creek Baptist Church Cemetery in Buford, GA. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Sunday from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Arrangements by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory, Buford, GA, 770-932-1133, www.flaniganfuneralhome.com.