Former Gov. Carl Sanders to be honored at state Capitol

November 18, 2014

Gov. Nathan Deal today announced that former Georgia Gov. Carl Sanders' funeral procession will pause at the state Capitol tomorrow at 8 a.m. so the state may pay its respects. The procession will make a ceremonial lap and be formally saluted by the Georgia State Patrol honor guard on the Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive steps outside the Capitol.

Gov. Sanders, 89, passed away on Sunday evening. He served as Georgia's 74th governor from 1963-1967. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 22 at Second Ponce de Leon Baptist Church, 2715 Peachtree Road, NE. The family has asked that donations in memory of Gov. Sanders be made to either the Metropolitan YMCA or the University of Georgia Law School.  

Click here for Gov. Sanders’ obituary.