Mary Kanaday “MaMa” Anderson

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Mary Kanaday "MaMa" Anderson, age 91, of Murrayville passed away Tuesday, June 24, 2014, at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center after a period of declining health.

Funeral services will be held Friday, June 27, 2014, at 11 a.m. at the chapel of Little & Davenport Funeral Home in Gainesville with the Rev. Kyle Savage, the Rev. Matt Stowers and the Rev. Ken Anderson officiating. Interment will be at the Wahoo Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Thursday, June 26, from 1-9 p.m.

Mrs. Anderson was born on Sept. 24, 1922, to the late Will and Clara Gillespie Kanaday. Mary was a member of Wahoo Baptist Church. She found joy in sewing, making numerous dresses and pajamas for all of her grandchildren, cooking delicious meals and caring for her family.

Mrs. Anderson was a beloved mother and grandmother, and was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Hoyt Anderson, of 57 years; daughter, Brenda Swafford; her brothers, Jack, Claude, Marvin and Edward Kanaday; and her sisters, Pauline Stephens and Ruth Kanaday.

She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Sandra and Larry Savage; son-in-law, Jerrold Swafford; and sister, Wilma Haynes. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Kevin and Gina Savage, Kyle and Jamie Savage, Kelli and Chris Cranford, Amanada and Matt Stowers, and Allison and Jonathan McEver; as well as 11 great-grandchildren, Cody, Carlee, Madison, Mason and McCoy Savage, Carson and Casen Cranford, Levi and Enslee Stowers, and Hart and Haylen McEver.

The family would like to thank all of the caregivers who took care of Mary over the years, and we would like to extend a special thank you to Kathy Anderson and Casey Hall for their kindness, comfort and support during this difficult time.

Those wishing to send online condolences to the family may do so at

Little & Davenport Funeral Home, 355 Dawsonville Highway SW, Gainesville, GA 30501, is in charge of arrangements.
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Little-Davenport Funeral Home
355 Dawsonville Highway Southwest Gainesville, GA 30501
(770) 534-5201
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Published in on June 26, 2014
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