Ernest Robert (Ernie) Anders, 55, of Independence, Va., passed away on Monday, December 24, 2012, at Twin County Regional Hospital in Galax, Va.
He was born Dec. 11, 1957, at Independence to the late Kilby Eugene Anders and Mattie Faye Smith Anders.
Survivors include four brothers and spouses, Clark and Linda Anders, Jimmy and Sally Anders, Roy and Loretta Anders and Ronald and Donna Anders, all of Independence; one sister and spouse, Jeanie and James Halsey of Independence; nieces and nephews, Cindy Morris and husband, Shawn, Marcie Anders, Jared Anders and wife, Amanda, Shane Anders, Lauren Anders, Jason Halsey, Dylan Morris, Karly Morris and Garrett Anders.
A funeral service was held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012, in Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home Chapel, Independence, Va., with the Rev. Randy Morris and the Rev. Darrin Brannock officiating. Interment was in Pleasant Grove Cemetery. The family received friends Friday, Dec. 28, 2012, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Flowers appreciated or memorial contributions may be made to Pleasant Grove Cemetery, c/o Ronald Anders, Treas., P.O. Box 413, Independence, Va. 24348.
Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home, Independence, Va., was in charge of arrangements.