STATESBORO, Ga. -- Mrs. Anita Holland Spiers, age 96, died on Thursday, November 7, 2013, at East Georgia Regional Medical Center. The Greenville, S.C., native spent her childhood in Florence, Ala., and graduated from Coffee High School in Florence, Ala., and Larimore Business College. She was employed by the Tennessee Valley Authority before marriage and later moved to Statesboro in 1945. She worked with the Soil Conservation Service for many years and was the secretary for the First Baptist Church for several years. Mrs. Spiers was active in numerous mental health programs in Statesboro. She was a charter member of the Statesboro Junior Woman's Club and a member of the Mr. and Mrs. Garden Club. Mrs. Spiers was a member of the First Baptist Church and the Dorcas Sunday School Class. She was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas and Eunice Holland; her daughters, Judith and Kit Spiers; a brother, Thomas Holland; two sisters, Angeline Anderson and Mildred Crow.
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Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, James F. "Jimmy" and Eileen Spiers of Brooklet, Ga.; a grandson, James F. "Bo" and Carrie Spiers III of Bethlehem, Ga.; and one granddaughter, Ginger Spiers of Montezuma, Ga.; one great-granddaughter, Megan Taffs of Gainesville, Ga.
A visitation will be held on Saturday from 2:30 p.m. until 4 p.m. at Joiner-Anderson Funeral Home.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday at 4 p.m. in the chapel of Joiner-Anderson Funeral Home with Dr. H. William Perry officiating. Inurnment will be in Brooklet City Cemetery.
The family requests that memorial contributions be made to the First Baptist Church, 108 North Main Street, Statesboro, GA 30458.
Friends may sign the online register book at www.joineranderson.com.
Joiner-Anderson Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Statesboro Herald, November 8, 2013
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Published in Statesboro Herald from Nov. 8 to Nov. 15, 2013