January 22, 1956 – April 15, 2017
Mrs. Dena Janelle Sanders Gable, 61, of Opelika, Alabama, passed away Saturday, April 15, 2017 at East Alabama Medical Center.
Dena was a special person who loved her family. She was a loving wife, mother, and grandma. Her grandson, Sage, was her pride and joy. She was caring person that loved life and fought a 7-year battle with cancer.
Mrs. Gable is survived by her husband, Ronnie Joe Gable; daughter, Stephanie Marie Gable of Dublin, GA; grandson, Sage Gable Sheppard; parents, Talmadge, Sr. and Mary Sanders of Lafayette, AL; sisters: Jimmie Strong (Lamar) of Opelika, Kathie Casaday (Rick) of Auburn and Patricia Patterson (Mac) of Ashland, AL; brother, Talmadge V. Sanders, Jr. (Sonny); sisters-in-law: Vicki Rigsby (Ken) of Opelika, Patricia Murphy of Opelika, and Connie Medeiros of Auburn; brothers-in-law: Danny Gable (Gayle) of Opelika, and Willie Gable (Ann) of Tennessee; many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews; and many, many loving friends. Dena was a very special lady and will be missed by all who knew her. Fly high our angel. The family wanted to express a special thanks to Dr. Linda Farmer and the late Dr. Glisson with the East Alabama Cancer Center. Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be directed to the Cancer Center of East Alabama Medical Center, 2000 Pepperell Parkway, Opelika, AL 36801.
A graveside service was held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at Garden Hills Cemetery in Opelika with Mr. Lamar Strong officiating. Visitation with family was Tuesday, April 18, 2017 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Jeffcoat-Trant Funeral Home.
Jeffcoat-Trant Funeral Home & Crematory directed. www.jeffcoattrant.com