James Murry Sanders, 81, of Tullos, passed away on Tuesday, May 3, 2016. He was born Monday, February 4, 1935 in Tullos, to the union of his parents, Dennis C. and Donie Mercer Sanders. Mr. Sanders was retired from Dresser Industries after 32 years as a machinist and inspector. He was an active member of Crossroads Baptist Church, where he served as Sunday School director, teacher and a member of the choir. He also served as a deacon of the church. Services were held at 2 p.m., Friday, May 6, at Crossroads Baptist Church with the Revs. Bruce Weatherford, Norris Curry, and Denver McBroom officiating. Interment followed in Magnolia Cemetery, just west of Tullos, under direction of Southern Funeral Home of Winnfield. He was preceded in death by his parents; and sisters, Alma Rea Jordan, Ethel Lea Varret and Virgie Newchurch.