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Late farmer gets a little help from his friends
Jenkins County farmers help harvest peanut crop after Tom Sanders death
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After Bulloch County resident and Jenkins County farmer Tom Sanders passed away suddenly last weekend, local farmers pitched in to help Sanders' grandson Jim Rogers harvest the farm's peanut crop on Thursday. - photo by Photo courtesy WJBF-TV, Augusta
Three weeks ago, Tom Sanders was diagnosed with leukemia. He passed away suddenly last weekend and Wednesday, he was laid to rest amid the cotton fields of his farm in Jenkins County. Sanders, who was born in Cordele and lived in Statesboro for the past 30 years, purchased the 620-acre Broken Silo Farm in 1997 in the community of Perkins, just north of Magnolia Springs State Park off Highway 25. “(The farm) keeps you wide open seven days a week, daylight to dark,” said farmer Jim Rogers, the grandson of Sanders.
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