Eunice Cookston Sanders, of Hixson, passed away on Thursday morning, April 11, 2013. She was 79 years old.Eunice was born and raised in Sequatchie County, and was a longtime resident of the Chattanooga area. She was employed with Hamilton County Food Services and retired from McConnell Elementary. Eunice was a longtime member of Central Baptist Church in Hixson.She was preceded in death by her parents, Ernest and Mary Bryant Cookston; siblings, Robert, Lawrence, Bud and Willie Cookston, all of Sequatchie County.Eunice is survived by her husband of 60 years, Rufus Sanders; daughter, Vanessa Sowrey; son and daughter-in-law, David Anthony and Sonja Sanders; grandchildren, Brittan Sanders and Brandon and Tyler Sowrey; siblings, Charlotte Cookston, of Hixson and Edna Johnson and J.C. Cookston, both of Dunlap.The family will receive friends from 4 to 8 p.m. EST today and 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. EST on Saturday at the North Chapel.Services for Eunice will be held at 1 p.m. EST on Saturday at the North Chapel with Rev. Joe Guthrie officiating.Burial will be held at 2:30 p.m. CST on Saturday at Bryant Cemetery in Dunlap, Tenn.In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Eunices name to Sequatchie County Cancer Support Network at 95 Cookston Cave Road, Whitwell, TN 37397.Please share your thoughts and memories at www.chattanooganorthchapel.com.Arrangements are by the North Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory and Florist, 5401 Highway 153, Hixson.