Bobbie Reeves Anderson
Wrens, GA – Bobbie Reeves Anderson., 93, loving wife of 75 years to the late Ralph M. Anderson, died peacefully at Silver Linings Personal Care Home in Stapleton on Tuesday, February 11, 2020. The family will receive friends at James Funeral Home from 6:00 – 8:00 P.M. Friday evening, February 14, 2020. Services to celebrate her life will be held in the James Funeral Home Chapel at 2:00 P.M. Saturday afternoon, February 15, 2020 with Rev. Chad Watkins and Dr. Stan Littleton officiating. Interment will follow in the Wrens Memorial Cemetery.
The only child of the late Celia Wren Reeves and the late Robert Steve Reeves, Bobbie was born in Wrens on September 30, 1926. She and her parents lived in the Reeves Community in McDuffie County until she was six when her family moved to Wrens. After graduating from Wrens High School, she completed a business course at Georgia Southern College in Statesboro, returning home to begin working for the Jefferson County Selective Service Board. On May 10, 1945, she married Signalman, First Class, Ralph Anderson of the U.S. Navy. After WWII ended, she and Ralph went into business with her father and operated Reeves and Anderson IGA Super Market until 1974. In 1975, Ralph joined Woodmen of the World Fraternal Organization and Bobbie was instrumental in starting WOW Local Chapter 1851. She and Ralph enjoyed their travels to Woodmen conferences and cherished the lasting friendships they made.
Bobbie was a life-long member of Wrens United Methodist Church, serving as a Sunday School teacher, Vacation Bible School worker, nursery assistant, Methodist Ladies Club member, a chaperon for MYF activities, and served several years on the administrative board. She and Ralph were regular church attendees until declining health in later years prevented their attendance. They were loyal supporters until their deaths.
Bobbie loved the Wrens community and was actively involved in many areas. She was a member of the Wrens PTA, holding various offices in that organization. She served as Room Mother for both of her children’s classes for several years; was a member of the Wrens High School Boosters Club; was instrumental in starting the Wrens High School Band and a member of the Band Boosters Club; was a supporter of the Hi-Y and Tri-Hi-Y Clubs and assisted with their participation in the State Youth Assembly; and she served as a chaperon at numerous High School events.
Bobbie was a past member of the Wrens Town and Country Garden Club, which encouraged her love of gardening. She was a Cub Scout den mother; she was a participant and supporter of the annual Relay for Life; she enjoyed camping trips with friends and she and Ralph were charter members of the North Jefferson Campers Club. Her happiest times were the days spent with her family at Clark Hill Lake. She was an avid University of Georgia Bulldog fan and a supporter of the UGA Redcoat Band. Bobbie loved her God, her family, her community and her country. She was a proud American who instilled in her children and grandchildren the importance of family, church and patriotism.
Survivors include her two children, Kay Anderson Rowe (Ronnie) of Macon and Steve Anderson (Chris) of Wrens; seven grandchildren, Dr. Holland Haynie III (Katie) of Creighton MO, Deena Anderson Scarborough (Brian) of Statesboro, Robert Reeves Haynie of London, England, Becky Anderson Moseley (Brandon) of Statesboro, and Meagan Anderson Capes (Zachary) of Woodstock, Scott Rowe (Allison) of Atlanta, and Brian Rowe (Chanda) of Atlanta; and seven great grandchildren, Abigail, Amelia and Ariel Scarborough, Tinsley Haynie, Evan and Austin Moseley, and Maya Rowe.
Pallbearers will be John Kitchens, Mike McGahee, Alec McNeely, Charles Milburn, Mac Reeves and Pat Wren.
The family respectfully request that, in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to Wrens United Methodist Church, 202 Russell St, Wrens GA 30833 or to Wrens Memorial Cemetery, 104 Norton Dr, Wrens GA 30833.
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