Mattie Bible Anderson

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Obituary of Mattie Bible Anderson

From March 10, 1922 issure of South Pittsburg Hustler,

Remains Are Interred In Gilliam Grave Yard, Many Friends Attending.


Mrs. Mattie Bible Anderson, wife of Jasper Anderson, of Comfort, died on Wednesday, March 1, at her home, death resulting from pneumonia. She was buried Wednesday, March 3, in the Gilliam grave yard on Battle Creek, a large concourse of friends and relatives braving the inclement weather to pay their respects. A special train brought friends and large floral offerings from South Pittsburg to Kimball, where they were met by a cortege of automobiles and conveyed to the home. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Peters, pastor of the M.E. Church, South, assisted by Rev. M. J. Brown, of the Methodist church, South Pittsburg; pallbearers were John Coffelt, Albert Lankester, Sam Raulston, W. M. Cameron, S.L. Rogers, and H.N. Minnis.

Deceased was born on October 7, 1864 at the old Bible homestead, not far from the scene of her death, her parents being Philip and Rebecca Speigel Bible. Reaching young womanhood, she married Jasper Anderson, and of this union there were born six children, all of whom survive her with the exception of John Bible Anderson, an infant, whose death occurred at the age of two years in 1905. Besides her husband, surviving children of Mrs. Anderson are Mrs. Frank Tate, Dr. S. N. Anderson, Claud Anderson, Mrs. Don Caravan, of Newport News, Va., and Henry Anderson.

Mrs. Anderson was a sincere Christian, and was a member of the M.E. Church, South. Her steadfast character made her universally loved and respected in her community, and her death brings to a close a useful and exemplary life.

The Hustler joins with a wide circle of friends in extending profound sympathy to the bereaved husband and family.

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February 20, 2005