Corinne Spinelli Anderson

Corinne Spinelli Anderson, writer and community activist, died September 27, 2008, at age 92.
Born October 31, 1915, in Philadelphia, Pa., graduated from Chapel Hill University, NC, and lived in Miami , Fla., St. Thomas, V.I., White Sulphur Springs, W.Va., St. Simons Island, Ga., Savannah and Statesboro. Her late husband, W.H. Anderson, was the renowned resident portrait painter at the Greenbriar Hotel in White Sulphur Springs, W Va. Ms. Anderson was a community activist and president of numerous civic organizations, including the Greenbriar and St. Simon's Women's Club, Garden Club and Humane Society. During the 1970s she was employed by the City of Savannah.
As a lifelong animal rights activist, she helped establish several humane societies and diligently worked towards establishing neutering and spaying programs. She is the recipient of numerous awards for her poetry and writing, including Writer's Digest 1989, 1990, 1994, FL Writer's Festival 1993 and Memoirs, Georgia Senior Authors, 2001. As a social activist and supporter of social justice, Corinne was associated with Unitarian Universalist for most of her life. She will be sorely missed by all who knew her for her compassionate, incredible wit, and enthusiasm for life.
Surviving are her daughter, Beatrice, and son-in-law, Lawrence Geddie; grandchildren, Laura and Bryan Geddie.
The memorial service will be held at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Statesboro in late October with the Rev. Jane Page officiating.
Memorials may be made to Humane Society or National Federation of Animals.

Statesboro Herald, September 30, 2008
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Published in Statesboro Herald on Sept. 30, 2008