Alma Sanders Young of Opelika was born in Opelika on Sept. 29, 1926, and passed away at Bethany House on March 23, 2022, at the age of 95.

She was the oldest member of the Lakeside Church of God, formerly Opelika Church of God.

Alma was preceded in death by her husband, William Young; son, Johnny Young; parents, Wallace C. Sanders, Sr. (Sara) and Willie Dale Sanders; four brothers and two sisters.

She is survived by her children, Oleane Rudd (A.W.), Roy O. Young (Roselyn), Alice Carroll (Thomas); daughter-in-law, Cathy Young; grandchildren, Eric, Amy, Kimberly, Bradley, Nicholas, Amber, Whitney, Angela, Monica, Richard, and Amy; sister-in-law, Avis Young; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and other family members.

Visitation was held on March 25, in the Parlor at Frederick-Dean Funeral Home.

A funeral service was held in the Chapel at Frederick-Dean Funeral Home on March 25, at Noon with Pastor Vance McCollum officiating. Interment followed at Shady Grove Community Cemetery.

The family would like to extend their thanks to Delight McCollum and Renee Smith for the care given to Mrs. Young.


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