L.A. "Junior" Anderson Jr.

May 23, 1928June 20, 2012

L.A. “Junior” Anderson, Jr., 84, of Harmony, died Wednesday, June 20, 2012, at his residence. He was born May 23, 1928, in Harmony and was the son of the late L.A. and Maggie Foster Anderson. He had a love for wood-working and in his early years, he worked in the saw mill. He then worked with J.P. Stevens from 1951-1990 where he retired as plant manager, and later worked with them as a consultant. Following his retirement, he served as a textile consultant for yarn and carpet plants in Georgia. He was a lifelong member of Rock Spring Baptist Church in Harmony where he had served as a Deacon, Trustee, Sunday school teacher, and Chairman of the Cemetery Committee for many years. He was a member of the Harmony Masonic Lodge 299 and a member of the local Board of Trustees for First Bank in Harmony. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant brother, Charles Richard Anderson. He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Louise Galliher Anderson, whom he married on February 24, 1945; a son, Roy Anderson (Doris) of Mt. Gilead, NC; a daughter, Shirley Rufty (Donald, Jr. “Duck”) of Durham; four grandchildren, Kristie Henry (Chad) of Wilson, Kimberly Baer (Brian) of Evans, GA, Maggie Barry (Patrick) of Pinehurst, and Joseph Anderson Rufty of Raleigh; and three great-grandchildren, Anderson Barry, William Anderson Baer and Abigail Baer. Funeral services celebrating Junior’s life will be held at 11:00 AM Saturday, June 23, 2012, at Rock Spring Baptist Church with the Rev. Billy Manners officiating. The body will lie in state thirty minutes prior to the funeral hour and burial will follow with Masonic rites in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 PM Friday, June 22, 2012, in Ernest Troutman Memorial Chapel of Reavis Funeral Home of Harmony and at other times will be assembled at the residence. Condolences may be sent to the family online at For those who prefer, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of Iredell County, 2347 Simonton Road, Statesville, NC 28625. Reavis Funeral Home of Harmony is entrusted with the arrangements.


  • Visitation Friday, June 22, 2012
  • Funeral Service Saturday, June 23, 2012

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Grace and Bobby Powell

June 24, 2012


Please express our condolances to your Mom and all the rest of your family. I sure was blessed to have had your Dad as my friend. I'll forever be grateful for that friendship.

God bless you and all your family through the trying times ahead. Thank God that He is here for us.



Mary Russell

June 22, 2012

Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you as you celebrate Junior's wonderful life and many contributions. We remember when he took Joseph to the Jordan High orientation (with Aaron). Aaron loved him as if he was his own Pawpaw. With respect and love from Aaron, Ben, Jim and Mary Russell.

Billy Manners

June 21, 2012

Mrs. Louise and Family, Kristy and I are praying for each of you during this difficult time. Junior was a great encouragement to us and will continue to be an inspiration to us. We love you all. Pastor Billy and Kristy

Carol Baer

June 21, 2012

Dear Ones, My thoughts and prayers are with you as you journey through the process of saying good-bye to Papaw Anderson. I have such fond memories of time with him during our visits to North Carolina. I know he will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

Reavis Funeral Home

June 20, 2012

Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.