Nancy Belle Matherly Anderson, 89

Published 3:38 pm Thursday, July 26, 2012

JULY 26 – Nancy Belle Matherly Anderson, 89, died Tuesday, July 24, 2012 at home with her daughter, in Farmville. She 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, she married pilot Jack Anderson.

World War II began shortly afterwards, and Mr. Anderson joined the Navy. They moved over 30 times during the war, spent a year in Saipan when he was stationed there after the war, and finally settled in Atlanta, GA, where their daughter Jackie was born. In Atlanta, Mrs. Anderson worked for Lockheed and the CDC, taking time off from 1966-1968 to move with her husband, Jack and daughter, Jackie to Thailand where he was stationed. After his death, in 1990, Mrs. Anderson moved to Farmville to be near her daughter and her three “precious” grandchildren.

She is survived by daughter, Jacqueline Anderson Hall (husband, Robert Givin Hall); 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. Mrs. 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.

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The visitation will be Friday, July 27, from 7-9 p.m. at Puckett Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, July 28, at 10 a.m. at College Presbyterian Church in Hampden-Sydney.

Memorial contributions may be made to College Church or the Farmville/Prince Edward Community Library.

Puckett Funeral Home, Farmville, is serving the family.