Doris (Brand) Sauser

May 10, 1927 ~ November 2, 2018 (age 91)

Doris Brand Sauser, age 91, of Greensboro, GA passed away Friday, November 2, 2018 at St. Mary’s Good Samaritan Hospital in Greensboro, GA.  Born in Grayson, GA on May 10, 1927, she was the daughter of the late Raymond Guy Brand and Bama Maude Couch Brand.  On December 21, 1945, she married Henry Calvin Grainger and later married William Irwin Sauser, Sr. on April 19, 1980.  Most of her life, she resided in metro Atlanta before moving to Ponte Vedra Beach, FL in 1980. She returned to Stockbridge, GA in 1991 to live at The Villages at Eagles Landing, and in June of 2016 she moved to an assisted living community at The Harbor at Harmony Crossing in Eatonton, GA. Her chosen career was as an insurance underwriter, retiring from The Continental Insurance Company.  Doris served as President of the Atlanta Insurance Women’s Club in 1972 and was awarded Insurance Woman of the Year in 1974. She enjoyed a second “career” working with her son’s firm, Skyline Courier & Logistics, as office manager until one month shy of her 80th birthday.  She was active in her church communities throughout her life with many years at Lakewood Heights Baptist Church as a Sunday School teacher, member of the Training Union, and WMU member (Women’s Missionary Union), serving as its president for a time.  Her later years were spent as a member of Eagles Landing Baptist Church, where she enjoyed being a greeter on Sunday mornings until age made this too difficult.  She was very proud to be an avid Atlanta Falcons fan, holding season tickets for more than four decades, and she was a voracious reader.

Survivors include a daughter, Deborah G. Payne and her husband Marvin; a son, John L. Grainger and his wife Donna; grandchildren, Jennifer Payne Bedenbaugh and her husband Craig, Joshua L. Grainger, T J Schott, Tiffany Blair, and Brandy Sisson; great grandchildren, Jackson Bedenbaugh and Cannon Bedenbaugh; two stepchildren, William I. Sauser, Jr. and Sandra Sauser; other relatives and friends.

Funeral Services will be held Tuesday, November 6, 2018 at 12 noon at McCommons Chapel, 109 W. Broad Street, Greensboro, GA 30642 with Rev. Rob Tinney officiating.  Interment will follow in Bay Creek Cemetery, 4170 Bay Creek Church Road, Loganville, GA  30052 at 3:00 p.m.  Serving as pallbearers are David Weikers, Joshua Grainger, Jackson Bedenbaugh and Cannon Bedenbaugh. The family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. until time for the service at McCommons Funeral Home.   The family requests that any memorials be made to the Salvation Army.  McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St., Greensboro, GA, (706) 453-2626, is in charge of arrangements. Visit us online at to sign the guest register.

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