Gene Anderson

Gene Anderson

Mr. Grady Eugene "Gene" Anderson, 86, passed away at his home in Elberton on March 25, 2020. A lifelong native of Elbert County, Mr. Anderson was the son of the late Walton Lester Anderson and Macy Burton Anderson. He is survived by his wife, Iris Tate Anderson and his two daughters: Yvonne A. Skenes (Gary) of Atlanta and Katrina Anderson of Elberton. Additionally, he is survived by three sisters: Lavera Balchin of Elberton, Pauline VanBuskirk of Tampa, Florida and Ann Brown of Hartwell as well as two brothers: Pete Anderson of Iva, South Carolina and Buster Anderson of Colorado Springs, Colorado. He was preceded in death by four siblings: Oscar, Alfred, Jack, and Betty. Mr. Anderson was a dedicated law enforcement officer for over 50 years. He began his career as a police officer in Elberton. Following that, he served as a Sargent with the Department of Natural Resources in Elbert County and ten surrounding counties. His final and most beloved position in law enforcement was as Sheriff of Elbert County. His reputation as a fair and honest officer was well known by everyone far and wide. His motto was, “no matter the color of your skin, the amount of money in your pocket, or the prestige you held in the community was of no concern --- everyone was treated equally.” Mr. Anderson was a Korean veteran, a member of the First Baptist Church of Elberton, the Elbert County Historical Society, the Sons of the American Revolution, and a Mason for 58 years. In lieu of flowers, memorials in his memory may be made to: The First Baptist Church of Elberton Ramp Committee 132 Heard Street Elberton, Georgia 30635 Georgia Masonic Children’s Home Cottage Fund 811 Mulberry Street Macon, Georgia 31201 Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the Anderson family has chosen to postpone a memorial service until a future date. Those wishing may sign the online guestbook at Berry Funeral Home & Crematory of Elberton is respectfully in charge of arrangements for Mr. Grady Eugene "Gene" Anderson.
August 4, 1933 - March 25, 202008/04/193303/25/2020
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Debbie B Giardini
6 days ago
sorry for your loss. i always thought a lot of gene.i have to tell you i got a kick about the obit saying he treated everyone the same because i used to say the same ....but said he would arrest yvonne & katrina if necessary !may you find comfort in your memories.he was ... Continue Reading
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Kathy Lee
6 days ago
Iris, Yvonne and Katrina, We Are So Sorry For Your Loss! Love and Prayers, Les and Kathy Lee
Pam Baggott
1 week ago
Miss Iris, I'm praying for you. He was a lovely person and I'm glad I had the chance to meet him.
Mel Burton
1 week ago
My sincere condolences. I remember the respect and admiration I always felt for Gene on the many happy visits as a boy to the farm of Aunt Macy and Uncle Lester. May his family draw peace and comfort from a life so well lived . God Bless You All.
March 30
Dear Mrs. Iris,Yvonne and Katrina ,this is a note to let you know Eloise and I are thinking and praying for you during the passing of Mr Gene . He was a great man and served his nation ,state and community in a outstanding way. Gene and my dad Alton were great friends ... Continue Reading
MaryAnn Smith
March 29
From my heart I KNOW how difficult your earthly separation will be from the departure of your precious love one. Your journey may be rocky, keep your faith and depend on your heavenly father be strong & faithful, the Lord will supply the added strength and courage you... Continue Reading
Jimmy Jordan
March 28
I work with Gene while I work with Elberton Police Dept. I thought a lot of Gene may he rest peace he with our God so he in a better place. Jimmy Jordan
Dennis and Kay Young
March 27
Our thoughts & prayers are with each of you in your loss of a mighty fine man. May you fine comfort in the days & weeks ahead.
Candle of Peace was posted for Gene Anderson.
Lynne Skelton
March 27
Gene was a great man. He was an awesome Sheriff and a brother in law enforcement. He will be missed. RIP Gene
Candle of Peace was posted for Gene Anderson.
Sharon Parham Bowers
March 27
I was so sorry to hear about Gene. I will keep you all in my prayers. Sharon Parham Bowers