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Memorial created 07-30-2007 by
Pamela G.
Nemeth F. Sanders
May 3 1964 - July 27 2007

This online memorial was created in loving memory of Nemeth Sanders, whose life story is told throughout this memorial website. Please sign Nemeth's guest book and let us know you came to visit. We will remember Nemeth forever. MAY 3, 1964 - JULY 27, 2007 Nemeth Fitzhugh Lee Sanders, 43, of Bailey died Friday. The funeral service will be held at 7:00 p.m. Sunday at Joyner's Funeral Home, 4100 Raleigh Road Parkway, Wilson. A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at the Sanders' Family Cemetery, 9684 Pace Road. Rev. Kellie Gallagher Smith and Rev. David Hutchins will officiate at both services. He is survived by a daughter, Amanda Leigh Sanders of Zebulon; a son, Matthew Lee Sanders of Zebulon; his mother, Della Sanders of Bailey; a sister, Lori Ann Sanders of Bailey; and his fiancee, Gwen Rigsby of Rocky Mount.

 

Stretch of I-40 Damaged in Fiery Wreck Reopens Posted: Jul. 29 5:04 p.m. Updated: Today at 7:11 a.m. Raleigh — After working through the weekend to repair two lanes of eastbound Interstate 40 that were damaged in a fiery wreck Friday, crews reopened the lanes early Monday in time for the morning commute. About 100 feet of asphalt of I-40 near the AIrport Boulevard interchange was melted by burning diesel fuel in Friday's multi-vehicle crash, which left one man dead and several people injured. Workers also had to repair a broken guardrail. Eight vehicles were involved in the wreck, including a westbound tractor-trailer that was hit by a pickup truck and went through a guardrail, across the median, and into eastbound traffic before catching fire and exploding. Nemeth F. Sanders, 43, of Bailey, the driver of one of three pickup trucks involved, was killed, authorities said. On Sunday, James Hastings Jr., 53, of Mebane, driver of the tractor-trailer, was in the Jaycee Burn Center at UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill with second- and third-degree burns to 50 to 60 percent of his body, authorities said. Luke Harris, 8, of Statesville, who was in a Dodge Neon, was at Duke University Hospital in a medically induced coma, said state Trooper John Collins. Both Harris and Hastings were making progress, Collins said. The other people injured in the wreck have all been released from area hospitals. The driver of the westbound pickup truck that triggered the accident, Robert Klimczak, 22, of Fuquay-Varina, was driving on a suspended license, troopers said. No charges have been filed at this time, but state Highway Patrol officials said that Klimczak could face charges of driving with a suspended license. He might face additional charges, but the investigation into the accident continues, Collins said. Klimczak’s family members said he was unaware his license had been suspended and would check with the Department of Motor Vehicles. The license suspension was probably a clerical error stemming from a May 13, 2006, accident on Interstate 440 near Western Boulevard, said Chester Klimczak, Robert Klimczak's father. The other driver in that accident was driving without license, Chester Klimczak said. Robert Klimczak is a senior at North Carolina State University and was driving his father's truck to work at the Research Triangle Park at the time of the accident, Chester Klimczak said. Della Sanders, Nemeth Sanders' mother, said the family would welcome any supporters at her son's burial. The burial is scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday at the Sanders’ Family Cemetery, 9684 Pace Road, on the family's farm in Bailey.

 

To my love, my companion, whom I will desperately miss, We almost made it didn't we babe! I know you knew how much I believed in you and loved you, and how incredibly proud I was of all the changes you had made in your life. I was cheated of our lifes journey - the plans we had made together which will never be, but I have your sweet memory in my heart to always cherish. I will miss your gentle touch and loving kisses. You will always be a part of me. Loving you now, and always, Gwen (or as you had begun to call me - your GPS for life)

 

Firefighters Memorial Sanders, Nemeth F. Age: 43 Cause of Death: Vehicle Collision Rank: Firefighter/Fire Equipment Operator Nature of Death: Trauma Classification: Wildland Part-Time Emergency Duty: No Incident Date: 07/27/2007 Duty Type: Training Incident Time: 12:51 Activity Type: Driving/Riding Personal Vehicle Death Date: 07/27/2007 Fixed Prop. Use: Street/Road Fire Dept. Info: North Carolina Division of Forest Resources 1616 Mail Service Center Raleigh , North Carolina 27699-1616 Chief: State Forester Wib Owen Initial Summary: Firefighter Sanders passed away from injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident while returning home from pumper training in the Western part of North Carolina. A westbound semi-tractor trailer that had been struck by vehicles in the westbound lanes of Interstate 40 was forced over the center guardrails/median and into eastbound traffic, including Sanders' vehicle. Several drivers and occupants of other vehicles involved were transported to hospitals with severe injuries. Memorial Fund Info: Pending

 

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