Eleanor West Anderson


March 1, 1935 - January 4, 2013

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Eleanor West Anderson of Sneads Ferry, NC died Friday, January 4, 2013 at her home.

She was born March 1, 1935 in Lumberton, NC the daughter of Evelyn Grooms West of Sneads Ferry, NC and the late Wilbur West. She was preceded in death by her son, Russell Gilbert Harris, Jr.

In addition to her mother, she is survived by her husband of 30 years, Dallen “Keith” Anderson; three children, Evelyn Harris Elder and husband Larry of Ontario, Canada, Mathew Eric Harris of Stuart, Florida, and Nancy Jo Anderson of Greenville, NC; five grandchildren, Evangeline, Warren, Rachel, Jordan, and Shannon; two great grandchildren, Nadya and Shakira; her mother-in-law, Marie E. Strader; and an uncle, Jim Grooms.

Eleanor graduated from New Hanover High School, class of 1953, and East Carolina College in 1957. Her nearly 30 year teaching career began in 1957, She retired from Dixon Elementary School in 1996, where she taught for 25 years. Her love of teaching and her students always kept her smiling. Following her retirement, she enjoyed traveling across the United States and Canada.

Eleanor led a very active social life and had many friends. She was particularly fond of the many friends she had in her Book Club, Red Hat Society, and Lunch Bunch.

The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until 2 p.m. Thursday, January 10, 2013 at Andrews Mortuary Hampstead Chapel followed by a memorial service at 2 p.m.

Memorials may be made to Community Home Care and Hospice, 117 Village Road NE # E, Leland, NC 28451, The Ronald McDonald House, or The Humane Society.
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