Obituaries for the Anderson Family
Herbert C. Anderson
BIG BEND -- Herbert Carlos "Oley" Anderson, 74, died Sunday, March 21, 1999, in a Beckley hospital following a short illness. Born July 14, 1924, in Fayette County, he was the son of the late Karl Young Anderson of Stockholm, Sweden, and the late Goldie Wheeler Anderson of Brooks. Mr. Anderson had lived at Big Bend, the Rainelle area, all of his life. He was of the Baptist faith, member of the Longdale Grand Mason Lodge No. 14, member of the VFW Post No. 4484 of Rainelle, and served three years in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was retired from Island Creek Coal Company with 27 years of service, where he received two Heroism Awards for preventing serious injury to a fellow employee. Mr. Anderson was an avid hunter and enjoyed, family and friends. He was preceded in death by an infant sister; a brother, Harold Anderson; and a grandchild, Alexandrea Anderson. Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Betty J. Holliday Anderson; two daughters, Karlen Adkins and her husband, Tony, of Mt. Nebo, and Vicki Smith and her husband, Reid, of Clarksburg; two sons, Herbert Anderson and his wife, Debbie, of Ravenseye Road, and Bryan Anderson and his wife, Angie, of Corliss, and Russell Rogers of Corliss, whom he considered a son; a brother, Ernest Anderson and his wife, Dorothea, of Corliss; 11 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Minnie Belle Baptist Church, Corliss, with the Rev. Gene Bennett officiating. Burial will follow in the H.C. Anderson Cemetery, Corliss. Friends may call 7 to 9 p.m. today at the Wallace and Wallace Funeral Home Chapel, Rainelle, and one hour before the services Wednesday at the church. Arrangements by Wallace and Wallace Funeral Home, Rainelle.
Garnett Anderson, Jr.
ASHEBORO, NC - Garnett L. "Butch" Anderson, Jr., 51, died Friday, Sept. 22, 2000. Born July 18, 1949 in Fairlea, he was the son of Lena Anderson and the late Garnett L. Anderson, Sr. Mr. Anderson was the owner of Outdoor Expressions in Asheboro, and was a graduate of Greenbrier High School, Fairlea. He was preceded in death by his father, Garnett L. Anderson, Sr. Survivors include his mother, Lena Anderson, of Fairlea; two sisters, Brenda R. and husband Steve Glover of Covington, Va. and Nancy and husband Ernie Hunter of Rupert; one brother, Larry E. Anderson of Fairlea; several nieces and nephews, including Kisha Proffitt, Crystal Wolfe, Heather Humphries, Junior Anderson, Darren Hunter, Christopher Hunter, and Robin Anderson, and 10 great-nieces and great-nephews. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 26 at Biggs Cemetery in Maynor, with Rev. Gary Williams officiating. Burial will follow in Biggs Cemetery. Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. today at Wallace and Wallace Funeral Home in Lewisburg. Arrangements by Wallace and Wallace Funeral Home, Lewisburg.
Grayce S. Anderson
Grayce S. Anderson, affectionately known as Mama Grayce, departed this life Friday, Dec. 1, 2000, following a courageous battle with lung cancer. The daughter of the late Albert and Nellie V. Strong, she was born Sept. 5, 1927. Ms. Anderson was a resident of Beckley for more than 45 years. A loyal and faithful member of Central Baptist Church for nearly 40 years, she served as a member of the Senior Usher Board. She was a retired employee of the Raleigh County Commission, serving as a deputy clerk in the Raleigh County Clerk's Office from 1969 until January 2000. She found her job as a public servant rewarding and a source of great fulfillment. Ms. Anderson also served as the county clerk for a short period, when she was elected to fill the unexpired term of the late Elinor Hurt. Ms. Anderson's civic and community involvement included membership in the Raleigh County NAACP, former member of the Board of Directors for the Women's Resource Center and the American Cancer Society. Beckley's Mayor Pugh recognized Ms. Anderson for her commitment to the betterment of the East Beckley Community. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Wilsie Watson; a sister, Mary E. Ferguson; and a brother, William C. Strong. Those cherishing her memory and those whose lives have been greatly enriched for having had her to love include her devoted daughter, Charlene E. Hairston, and her beloved and devoted son-in-law, Danny D. Hairston Sr. of Columbus, Ohio; devoted daughter and companion, Stephanie Anderson of Beckley; dedicated and beloved son, Wilson Watson Jr. of Mount Hope; dedicated mother, Flossie Harmon and loving sister, Eloise Harmon, of Logan; five grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; and a dear sister-in-law, Nevader Strong of Philadelphia, Pa. Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Central Baptist Church with the Rev. Robert I. Brown officiating. Entombment will follow in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Beckley. Friends may call 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at the church. Donations of sympathy may be made to Central Baptist Church, P.O. Box 3065, East Beckley Station, 25801 or Hospice of Southern West Virginia, P.O. Box 1472, Beckley, W.Va. 25802-1472. Arrangements by Ritchie and Johnson Funeral Parlor, Beckley.
MULLENS - Jeremiah Anderson, 80, died Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2001, in a Columbus, Ohio, hospital following a long illness. Born Dec. 8, 1920, in Danville, Va., he was the son of the late Matthew and Sarah A. Holman Anderson. Mr. Anderson was a member of First Baptist Church on Virginia Street in Mullens. He retired from Itmann Coal Co. in 1984, was a member of UMWA Local 9690 and American Legion Post 106 of Mullens, a World War II U.S. Army veteran and a former member of Bloodstone Masonic Lodge F and AAY No. 101. He attended school at Keystone Eckman in McDowell County. He was preceded in death by two brothers, David and James Anderson; and three sisters, Maggie McNeil, Queen Rozzell and Geraldine Grant. Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Bessie Tynes Anderson; two sons, Jerome Anderson of Sweden and Michael Anderson and his wife, Kris, of Corinne; three daughters, Cynthia Anderson of Columbus, Melodie Anderson of Richmond, Va., and Melissa Taylor and her husband, Andre, of Columbus; a sister, Dorothy Payne and her husband, Robert, of Beckley; a special daughter-in-law, Tonya Pierre of Boston; 11 grandchildren; a great-grandchild; and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Service will be noon Monday at Ritchie and Johnson Funeral Parlor Chapel, Beckley, with the Rev. Douglas Myers officiating. Burial will follow in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Beckley. Friends may call after 4 p.m. Sunday and the family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Arrangements by Ritchie and Johnson Funeral Parlor, Beckley.
Ernestine W Anderson
RAINELLE - Ernestine Wright Anderson, 93, passed away Saturday, Jan. 5, 2002, at her home after a long illness. Born Jan. 31, 1908, in Berea, she was the daughter of the late William W. and Sada F. Bee Wright. Mrs. Anderson was of the Baptist faith and a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Anderson; a daughter, Carol Levonne; a sister, four brothers and one great-grandchild. Survivors include a daughter, Ruth Duckett of Rainelle; three sisters, Rachel Curry of Glenville, Wilda Woodward of Alexandria, Va., and Virginia Lydick of Glenville; a brother, Willard Wright of Glenville; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Service will be 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 10, 2002, at Wallace & Wallace Chapel in Rainelle with the Rev. Donald Bean officiating. Burial will follow in the Wallace Memorial Cemetery, Clintonville. Friends may call 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home in Rainelle. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Hospice, 203 South Jefferson St. Suite-A, Lewisburg, W.Va. 24901. Arrangements by Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home, Rainelle.
Beauford E Anderson Sr
GRAYDON - Beauford Eugene Anderson Sr., 63, of Milroy-Grose Road, died Monday, Jan. 7, 2002, at Plateau Medical Center, Oak Hill, following a long illness. Born Aug. 23, 1938, in Gauley Bridge, he was the son of the late Edward Anderson and Ruby Ellen Kincaid Anderson. Mr. Anderson was a disabled coal miner and city worker. He attended the Pentecostal Church. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Lola Anderson; and a brother, Damon Anderson. Survivors include his wife and faithful friend, Dimple Madeline Waugh; a son, Buford Anderson Jr. and his wife, Gale, of Victor; a daughter, Drema Michelle Baker and her husband, Brent, of Oak Hill; two brothers, Edward Anderson of Oak Hill and Clinton Anderson of Fredericksburg, Va.; four sisters, Betty Martin of Bolivia, N.C., Delca Dunlap of Jesse, Kathryn Blackburn of Kermit and Geneva Hall of Lookout; and four grandchildren, Jarrod R. Anderson, Buford Anderson III, Kathleen Grace Baker and Brandon Matthew Baker. Service will be 2 p.m. Friday at Dodd-Payne-Hess Funeral Home Chapel, Fayetteville, with the Rev. William Kincaid officiating. Burial will follow in Nuttall Cemetery, Edmond. Friends may call 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Arrangements by Dodd-Payne-Hess Funeral Home, Fayetteville.
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