Dorothy F. Anderson

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Dorothy F. Anderson, 84, of 162 Vermont Avenue, passed away Tuesday, April 13, 2010. She was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur Alexander Anderson and a son, Donald Anderson. Mrs. Anderson was very active with Pack 138, Cub Scouts and she was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, DAR, Women's Club and Lions Club. She was also a member and former officer of the West Asheville Business Association. Her greatest accomplishments were being a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother. Mrs. Anderson is survived by sons Andy Anderson and wife, Darlene of Dublin, VA, David Anderson and wife Rita of Williamston and Charles Anderson and wife Janice of Maggie Valley; daughter, Dottie Hayes and husband, Randy, of Asheville; grandchildren, Brad Anderson, Nicolas Anderson, Garrett Anderson, Ben Anderson, Chelsea Anderson, Merissa Snyder and Paul Hayes, and a sister-in-law, Lynda Anderson of Buford, GA. Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m. Friday in the Patton Avenue chapel of Groce Funeral Home with her son, the Rev. David G. Anderson, officiating. The Rev. Rodney Hagans will conduct the interment service at Green Hills Cemetery. Her family will receive friends from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Friday prior to the service. Memorials may be made to Cub Scout Pack 138, c/o John Moore, 67 Lucerne Avenue, Asheville, NC 28806-1826.

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  1. My deepest sympathy to the Anderson Family. David, I only wish I could say something to give you the comfort and peace as you did for me when Brownie died. Please know that your family is in my prayers.

  2. I am so saddened to hear of Ms. Dorothy’s passing, she was such a lovely lady and such an inspiration to all of us in Pack 138. Her strength, humor and good heart touched us deeply.

  3. To the family of Dot,
    We were friends of Dot for several years mainly as members of the Sprinkle/Bagwell Sunday School Class.
    Dot was a wonderful person, friend and Christian and we were privileged to have known her. Please accept our sincere condolences.
    David & Jean Moore

  4. I and the Shelton family would like to express our deepest sympathy to Dot’s family.

    I had the opportunity to visit with Dot on several occasions over the years. I will always remember Dot as a caring, compassionate, and tolerant person who love her family and had a positive influence on everyone she met.

  5. Dorothy was a Very Special Person to me. She was an Answer to Prayer, when I needed a Gentle, Kind, Friend in my life. She always had an encouraging word, and a big hug. What a Precious, Precious Child of God She was. Dorothy always put others first, helping, encouraging, feeding us. She is someone I shall never forget, never.

  6. mrs.dorthy was a wonderful lady-compassionate,concerned about others(always),wise.i am honored to have known her.she will be greatly missed.dottie and paul, you were trained by the best. i am sorry for you loss.

  7. Into your hands, O merciful Savior, we commend your servant Dorothy. Acknowledge, we humbly beseech you, a sheep of your own fold, a lamb of your own flock, a sinner of your own redeeming. Receive her into the arms of your mercy, into the blessed rest of everlasting peace, and into the glorious company of the saints in light. AMEN

  8. I am saddened by the death of my former neighbor. Dorothy grew up on Forest Hill Drive and although I left Asheville in 1948, I shall always have pleasant memories of
    Dorothy. May her memory be for a

  9. i would like to express my deepest sympathy to dot’s family. i was always thrilled to see dot at the store(ingles) because i could always count on a great big hug & i would give dot a great big hug. right back. dot would always say you have just made my day, but yes she made my day too. my heart & i know your’s as well are saddened by dot’s home going.i know i will miss those wonderful hugs. i pray that the Lord will give her a great big hug for me. our loss is certainly heaven’s gain. i will miss this precious sweet happy, smiling lady, but i know where she’s at & i know some day we will see her in heaven just waiting to give us each one a great big hug. dottie & randy & all the rest of the anderson family i am sorry i didn’t know in time to get to the funeral home. but know that i am thinking of you all & praying that God will give you comfort that only he can. i am sure going to miss my precious friend, GOD BLESS YOU ALL.

  10. I was shocked to learn of Dorothy’s death. So sorry that I didn’t know about it in time to come to her funeral. She was a special cousin. Loved by all her family. So kind and caring of everyone. Please know that your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

  11. My thoghts are with you all in this time of sorrow for those of us left behind and a celebration for those who have transcended.

    Cousin Carl Wilson

  12. We would like to let you know how saddened we were to hear of Ms Anderson’s passing. She was a very sweet and loving person and a treasured patient in our practice. She will be missed alot by each of us.Please know you are all in our prayers and take comfort knowing she is in the arms of Jesus. Sincerely, Dr Milton Poulos and Staff

  13. My dad, John Wilson, sister and brother (Keith Wilson and Lori Boone) and I had the pleasure of spending time with Dorothy in May 2009 when we were in NC for a visit. What a sweetheart. We so enjoyed our visit. I know we will spend eternity with her and have many more visits together. My condolences to her family. I’m sure she will be greatly missed.

  14. I am a second cousin to Dorothy – my dad, Jack Wilson, is a first cousin. My sister, brother, dad and I spent an afternoon with Dorothy in April last year, where I met her for the first time. We had a lovely conversation and thoroughly enjoyed the family history that she was able to share. So glad I was able to meet her. My condolensces for your loss.

  15. Our prayers will be with Dorothy and with her whole fmily. May she know the joy of being in the Lord’s presence.

  16. Dottie, Chuck, David, & Andy,

    I loved your mother like my own for so many years. I have no idea why I was moved to look at the Asheville newspaper tonight .. I’m sorry I didn’t know sooner .. she was probably the kindest and most patient woman I have ever known and I have thought about her (and y’all) many, many times over the last 30 or so years.

    I hope you are all doing well.

    My love to you all,


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