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Nancy Belle Matherly Anderson

September 24, 1922 July 24, 2012
Nancy Belle Matherly Anderson
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Nancy Belle Matherly Anderson, 89, died Tuesday July 24, 2012 at home with her daughter in Farmville, VA. Nancy was born September 24, 1922 to parents Alonzo Clifton “Lonnie” Matherly and Corinna Belle James, in Beech Creek, KY and grew up in Russellville, KY. In 1940, at age 17, Nancy married pilot Jack Anderson. World War II began shortly afterwards, and Jack joined the Navy. Nancy and Jack moved over 30 times during the war, spent a year in Saipan when Jack was stationed there after the war, and finally settled in Atlanta, GA., where their daughter Jackie was born. In Atlanta, Nancy worked for Lockheed and the CDC, taking time off from 1966 – 1968 to move with Jack and Jackie to Thailand where Jack was stationed. After Jack’s death, in 1990, Nancy moved to Farmville, VA to be near Jackie and her three “precious” grandchildren. She played with numerous bridge and mahjong groups and achieved “Life Master” status as a duplicate bridge player. She also found the time to be active with her church and circle, drive for Meals on Wheels, and do volunteer work at the local school and hospital. Ms. Anderson was preceded in death by her parents, husband CAPT John Ellsworth Anderson, USN, and seven sisters and brothers: Mildred Cox, Louise Fisher, Edith Kathleen Velie, Jo Nell Nilsson, Bess Caroline Martin, James Edward Matherly, and William Penrod Matherly. She is survived by daughter Jacqueline Anderson Hall (husband Robert Givin Hall) and nine (great-)grandchildren: grandson Nathan Matherly Hall (wife Laura Ann Lutz), granddaughter Sarah Kristin Farthing (husband Shane Christian Farthing), and grandson John Anderson Hall (wife Rebecca Alise George) and their children William George Hall, David Duncan Hall, and Peter Anderson Hall. The visitation will be Friday, July 27, from 7 – 9pm at Puckett Funeral Home in Farmville, VA. Funeral services will be held Saturday, July 28, at 10am at College Presbyterian Church in Hampden-Sydney, VA. Memorial Contributions may be made to College Church or the Farmville/Prince Edward Community Library.

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Visitation

Friday

27

Jul

7:00 PM 7/27/2012 7:00:00 PM - 9:00 PM 7/27/2012 9:00:00 PM
Puckett Funeral Home

115 Covington Court
Farmville, VA 23901

Puckett Funeral Home
115 Covington Court Farmville 23901 VA
United States

Service

Saturday

28

Jul

10:00 AM 7/28/2012 10:00:00 AM
College Presbyterian Church

Hampden-Sydney, VA 23943

College Presbyterian Church
Hampden-Sydney 23943 VA
United States
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