Rev. Lonnie Anthony(1927 - 2014)

Rev. L. C. Anthony


Funeral services will be held Sunday, January 19, 2014 at 3:00 pm at Prentiss Baptist Church for Rev. L. C. Anthony, age 86, of Prentiss, who passed away on January 16, 2014 at Forrest General Hospital in Hattiesburg, MS. Interment will follow at Dublin Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Saturday, January 18 beginning at 5:30 pm at Saulters Moore Funeral Home in Prentiss, MS. Saulters Moore Funeral Home of Prentiss is in charge of all arrangements.

Rev. Lonnie C. Anthony was born on February 16, 1927 in Scott County, MS. He was the son of Lonnie L. Anthony and Jeffie Pace Anthony. He attended Mississippi College and New Orleans Theological Seminary. He served as a pastor for churches in Hazlehurst, MS, Rankin County, Scott County, Jefferson Davis County, Covington County, Warren County and in Alabama. He retired after fifty one years in the ministry. He officiated at numerous marriages and more than 800 funerals. He was a member of Prentiss Baptist Church.

Rev. Anthony is survived by his wife, Willow Dean Anthony of Prentiss; his son, Derrick Anthony of Oakvale, MS; his daughters Renea Mayhew of New Hebron, MS and Beth Royer of Oakvale, MS; his seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; and his brother, Talmadge Anthony of Sebastopol, MS. He was preceded in death by his parents, his daughter, two sisters and four brothers.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Gideon's, Prentiss Baptist Church or the Baptist Children's Village. Online condolences and a guest registry are available at


Funeral Home

Saulters-Moore Funeral Home - Prentiss
2714 Columbia Avenue Prentiss, MS 39474
(601) 792-4229

Published in the Hattiesburg American on Jan. 18, 2014