William A. Anderson

Mr. William A. Anderson, 78, of Arcadia Avenue in DeFuniak, died Friday in a local hospital after a long illness.

He was a native of Walton County, a member of the First Methodist Church in DeFuniak Springs and a retired State Road Department employe.

Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Saturday from the First Methodist Church with the Rev. Cecile Bradley and Dr. Sam Jones officiating.

Honorary pallbearers will be: Leslie Pattain, Walton Pattain, D. M. Wise, C. H. Johns, J. L. Van Sant, Gillis Douglas, A. B. Covell, Melville Jennings, Ross Lathinghouse, W. T. Morris, Oscar Wooten, Ray Spikes, Derwin Neel, Frank Stone, Raymond Jacobs, Ronald Wise, Roy King, Charles King, Nelson Burton, Ray Infinger, C. A. Sanford, Walter Dannelly, John Creel, Hewett Lindsey, Howard Cawthon and Adam Reese.

Active pallbearers are Dan Warren, Leslie Reese, Landrum Cawthon, Glenn Thomason, Jerome McDonald, Peck Cawthon.

Mr. Anderson is survived by two sons, Mr. Howard “Andy” Anderson and W. A. Anderson, Jr., both of DeFuniak; seven daughters, Mrs. James S. Booth, Mrs. Roy Scarborough, and Mrs. Tom Nichols, all of Fort Walton, Mrs. Stanley Englehart of Dothan, Ala., Mrs. Dan Jerkins, Jr., Napier, Ala., Mrs. Raymond Brown Monrovia Calif. and Miss Laura Anderson of DeFuniak Springs; three sisters Miss Anna Anderson, and Mrs. Wilson Spence of DeFuniak, and Mrs. John Woodham of Opp, Ala., and 10 grandchildren.

[Source: The Pensacola Journal, September 27, 1958, Page 2]

[Burial: Magnolia Cemetery, DeFuniak Springs]