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Arthur Griffith Anderson
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A service of death and resurrection for Arthur Griffith Anderson, 97, of Macon, is scheduled for 11 a.m. today, Aug. 22, at the chapel at Hart’s Mortuary, Cherry Street, with the Rev. Dianne Sweckard officiating. The burial will be private.

Mr. Anderson died Aug. 18, 2014.

Born Aug. 15, 1917, in Ayersville in Stephens County, he was the oldest son of the late Lydia Ayers Anderson and the late Ezekiel Mack Anderson. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Arthur Charles Anderson; and his wife of 56 years Lucy Chapman Anderson. He was also preceded in death by all of his brothers and sisters: Fred Anderson, Dennis Anderson, Ezekiel Anderson Jr., Ruth Anderson Southard, Eva Anderson Chandler and Bernice Anderson Caudell.

He grew up in Mt. Airy, after which he lived in Swainsboro and in Greenville, S.C., where he worked at the Judson Mills. During World War II he served in the Army Coastal Artillery at Camp Hayden on the Puget Sound, Wash., and then in Europe.

After the war, when he was working for Tom’s Candies he was introduced to Lucy Ellen Chapman. They married in 1947 and made their home in Macon. Arthur was a master carpenter and worked in the building industry. He also was an avid NASCAR fan who attended the last Daytona race on the beach and the first race at the super speedway. He loved to garden and was especially proud of his Yoshino cherry trees.

After he retired in 1984, he and Lucy served as volunteers for the American Cancer Society and the Cherry Blossom Festival for many years. His neighbors affectionately called him the mayor of the neighborhood.

He was a member of Forest Hills United Methodist Church and the Chapman Sunday School Class, and was a life member of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters Millwrights.

He is survived by his son, Timothy Anderson, and his wife, Melissa, of Macon; his sister-in-law, Barbara Anderson of Cornelia; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

In failing health for a number of years, he was blessed to have the care of many compassionate caregivers. The family is thankful for them and is grateful to the staff of the Memory Support Unit of the Blair House and for their tender care during his last years.

Memorial gifts may be made to the American Cancer Society.

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Hart’s Mortuary and Crematory, Cherry Street, Macon, has charge of arrangements.