Richard Doyle Anderson

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Richard Doyle Anderson, age 67, of Cumming passed away Feb. 11, 2013, after suffering a fall at his home. He was loved by all of his family and friends and was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. He was employed with the state Department of Education in Atlanta for 32 years and retired from there at the age of 50. During his tenure there he was listed in Georgia Magazine as one of the top purchasing agents in the state of Georgia.
After retiring from the state he worked with the Forsyth County Board of Elections as an assistant manager at several voting precincts. He was a lifetime member of Shiloh United Methodist Church where he served as a trustee for many years. He was also one of the main organizers of the Shiloh UMC annual barbecue.
He was an avid sports fan and followed all of the Atlanta teams from the time of their inception in 1965. He was especially a fan of his daughter as she participated in sports throughout high school and college, and when she became a girl's high school basketball coach while teaching at several local schools. He attended most every game in which she was involved.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Ira and Daisy Bottoms and Chester and Essie Anderson; parents, Doyle and Dicye Anderson; daughter, Cheryl "Lynn" Anderson (Sept. 14, 1967 to May 25, 1984); and sister and brother-in-law, Betty and Hoyt Westbrook.
He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Nina Hughes Anderson; daughter, Shelly Anderson and partner Donna Hays; sister, Deborah Anderson Moore; brother and sister-in-law, Charles and Wanda Anderson; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Gene and Brenda Hughes, James and Linda Hughes, Michael and Jimmy Hughes, Henry and Gail Hughes, Donald and Marilyn Stone, Ann Hughes; twin grandsons, Richard Ashton Anderson-Hays and Dillon Rhys Anderson-Hays; and numerous nieces, nephews and other loving relatives also survive. He will be missed by all those who knew and loved him.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, Feb. 16, at 2 p.m. at Shiloh United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Doc Hall, the Rev. John Bowling and the Rev. Randy Walworth officiating. Interment will follow at Sawnee View Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Friday, Feb. 15, from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m.
Condolences may be made at
Ingram Funeral Home and Crematory is in charge of arrangements.

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Cumming, GA 30040
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Published in Forsyth County News from Feb. 13 to Feb. 17, 2013