Gaynell Sanders Medlin Lord was born in 1923, the daughter of John Fletcher Sanders and Etta Brazell Sanders.
Ella G Sanders was counted in the census on 5 May 1930 in Wateree, Kershaw, South Carolina, USA as a 7-year-old, female, single, white, daughter. Also in the home was her father, John F Sanders; and her mother, Carrie E Sanders; her siblings, Arthur J Sanders, Carrie J Sanders, Edith I Sanders, Le Ray Sanders; and a border, Pinkney Dial.
Gay Nelle Sanders was counted in the census on on 6 April 1940 in Wateree, Kershaw, South Carolina, USA as a 17-year-old, female, white, daughter. Also in the home was her father, John F Sanders; her mother, Ellen Sanders; and siblings, Josephine Sanders, Edith Sanders, Leroy Sanders, Carolyn Sanders, Evelyn Sanders, and John W. Sanders.
On August 27, 1943, Gaynell Sanders Medlin Lord was listed as the surviving mother in the obituary of Mary Etta Medlin.
On August 27, 1943, Mrs. H. T. Medlin was listed in the newspaper article, “Deaths.”
On December 15, 1951, Mrs. Ganell Medlin was listed as a living daughter in the obituary of John F. Sanders.
Gaynell Medlin Lord, 32, of Gadsden St., Columbia, SC, who died September 16, 1956, in Baptist Hospital.
Surviving were her husband, M.L. Lord of Columbia, SC; children by a former marriage to H.T. Medlin include Edith Medlin, Betty Kay Medlin, and Bobbie Medlin, all of Columbia, SC; mother, Etta B. Sanders of Columbia, SC; and five sisters, Ruby Lasta of West Columbia, SC, Joesphine Beck of Natick, MA, Edith Vezina of Framington, MA, and Evelyn Graddick and Nancy Ruth Sanders, both of Columbia, SC; and Arthur Sanders of Natick, MA.