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Sanna Elizabeth (Bates) Richards

December 20, 1942 ~ December 25, 2021 (age 79)


Sanna Elizabeth Bates Richards, age 79, of Rock Hill, South Carolina, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, December 25, 2021.

Sanna was born in Charleston, South Carolina, on December 20, 1942, and was the daughter of the late Ottie Mae Cothran and Thomas Dixon Bates and stepfather, John C. Cothran.  She was also preceded in death by her sisters, Phyllis Porcher and Dixie Dormer, and her brother, Robert Cothran.

Sanna enjoyed working as a transportation driver for schools, college students, and the elderly.  She also enjoyed traveling and going to fellowship with her church family.

She is survived by her three children, David Mark Sartre, Phyllis Hutchinson (Michael), and Tracy Sartre (Scott); her grandchildren, Aubree (Chance), Haley (Josh), and Michael, Jr.; and her great-grandchild, Giuliana.  She is also survived by her sisters, Carolyn Tillman and Joanne Hudson, and her brother John Cothran.

A visitation will be held on Sunday, January 9, 2022, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m., at M. L. Ford & Sons Funeral Home, 4820 Charlotte Hwy., Lake Wylie, South Carolina.






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January 9, 2022

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
M. L. Ford & Sons Funeral Home
4820 Charlotte Highway
Lake Wylie, SC 29710

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