Obituary For Hicks Ellis Anderson, Jr.

August 10, 1926 - June 3, 2017

Hicks Ellis Anderson, Jr., 90, passed away on Saturday, June 3, 2017 at Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home in Winston-Salem.

A graveside service will be held at 11am, on Monday, June 5, 2017 at Roselawn Memorial Gardens, in Reidsville, NC and memorial service at 11am, on Tuesday, June 6, 2017 at Christ Community Church, Graham Chapel in Montreat, N.C. Visitation will immediately follow both services. 

Mr. Anderson was born on August 10, 1926 to the late Hicks Ellis Anderson, Sr. and Lucille Anderson in Drew, MS. He served in the U.S. Navy during WWII. After obtaining his Masters in Accounting from The University of Mississippi, he opened his CPA practice in Leaksville, now Eden, N.C. Following the Lord’s call in 1967 to serve on the mission field, he retired to Montreat, N.C. where he was the Professor of Accounting at Montreat College. Having previously lived in Black Mountain, NC he most recently lived in Winston-Salem, NC and was a member of the Christ Community Church in Montreat, N.C.

Surviving are his wife of 68 years, Bettye Jones Anderson; his four children, Hicks Anderson III “Andy” of Asheville, Mary Rathbun of Allardt, TN, Barbara Shore and husband Jim of Winston-Salem, NC, Libby Eifert and husband Brian of Wenatchee, WA; 19 grandchildren; and 5 great-grandchildren.

The family would like to thank Dr. Meg Word-Sims of MemoryCare, and the staff of CarePartners of Asheville for their loving care. Memorial contributions may be made to MemoryCare, Inc. (100 Far Horizons Ln. Asheville, NC 28803)

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