Mary Anne Blackwell

Published 12:00 am Thursday, February 14, 2008

Mary Anne Blackwell Anderson, 76, of Camden, Alabama died on Saturday January 12, 2008.

Funeral services were held at 2:30 p.m. on Monday, January 14, 2008, at the First Presbyterian Church in Camden with the Rev. Joe Cole and Pastor James Perry officiating.

Interment will follow at the Camden City Cemetery with

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Dunklin & Daniels Funeral Home of Camden directing.

Mary Anne was born on June 25, 1931 the only child of the late Irene Hutson Blackwell and Marion Orville Blackwell.

She graduated from Decatur High School in 1949 and graduated from Alabama College, now the University of Montevallo in 1953.

While in college she was a member of the tennis team and excelled as a student and an athlete.

After college, she began her career in child welfare with the Butler County Department of Human Services.

She met and married Dr. William Roderick Anderson M.D. on June 2, 1957.

Mary Anne was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. William R. Anderson, and both parents Irene Blackwell, Marion Blackwell and many beloved friends.

Mary Anne has left a memory that will forever be cherished with her children, William Roderick Anderson Jr. (Kathie), 4 daughters Anne Elisabeth Anderson Lyon (Ike), Mary Amelia Anderson, Alesia Anderson McGraw (Edgar), and Melanie Kay Anderson Shartzer (Steve), ten grandchildren;

Roderick Brent Anderson, Matthew Creel Anderson, Molly Elizabeth Anderson, Jacob Anderson Lyon, Philip Hamilton Lyon, Samuel Edward Lyon, William Hutson McGraw, Amelia Anne McGraw, Alesia Dunnam McGraw and Anna Elisabeth Shartzer.

In lieu of flowers donations my be made to: Palmer’s Children Home, P.O. Box 746,Columbus, Miss. 39703-0746 or Hometown Hospice of Camden, 221 Claiborne Street, Camden, AL 36726.

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