Newton Wilkerson Anderson, Jr.

July 22, 1939November 4, 2011

Newton Wilkerson Anderson, Jr., 72, of LaGrange, died Friday, November 4, 2011 at Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta.

Mr. Anderson was born July 22, 1939 in LaGrange, son of the late Newton Wilkerson Anderson and Beulah Benton Anderson. He was a lifelong area resident and was a former LaGrange Police officer and the retired owner of Autoland, Inc. and Anderson Investment Group. He was a board member of the Troup County CrimeStoppers and was involved with many automobile trade associations throughout his career. He was a member of the Murphy Avenue Church of Christ.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Ann Anderson; daughter, Kathy (Herb) Dremann; sons, Richard Glenn (Debbie) Anderson, Barry (Catherine) Anderson and Lane (Tina) Anderson, all of LaGrange; step-children, Ginger (Bob) Newton of Westminster, SC, Kim Watson and Kinnie (Dusty) Spradley, both of Townville, SC, and Juanita Gates of LaGrange; a special cousin, Roger Pannell of LaGrange; an aunt, Elizabeth Harlin of Lanett, AL; 17 grandchildren; one great-grandson, and his beloved dog, Molly.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, November 8, 2011 at Striffler-Hamby Mortuary, LaGrange Chapel with Malcolm Dyson officiating. Burial will follow in Shadowlawn Cemetery.

The family will be at their home and will gather to receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Auditory-Verbal Center of Atlanta ( or mail to: Auditory/Verbal Center of Atlanta, 1901 Century Blvd, Suite 20, Atlanta, GA 30345) in memory of NewtonWilkerson Anderson.

Arrangements are by Striffler-Hamby Mortuary, 1010 Mooty Bridge Road, LaGrange. (706) 884-8636


  • Gathering of Family and Friends Monday, November 7, 2011
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, November 8, 2011

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Terrell Lovelace Anderson

March 8, 2012

My prayers go out to the family. Even though I never had the chane to meet him I will still feel the loss of family. His father was my grandfathers brother. Let me know if i can help in any way.

Roger & Imogene Pannell

November 8, 2011

Mary Ann, Kathy, Lane, Glenn & Barry.....He was a very special man to us. More like a brother than a cousin. He was a wonderful person. We loved him dearly and we love each of you as well. Remember, we are always here for all of you.

Beth McClung Walker

November 7, 2011

Mary Ann, Kathy, Lane, Glenn and Barry I am so sorry for you loss. Papa was a great man and I loved him and all of you very much. He was a great man to work for an always a good friend. My heart breaks for all of you. You will be in my prayers.

Terry & Kaye Wright

November 7, 2011

May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.

Stephanie Smith

November 7, 2011

To All of Mr. A's Family my thoughts and prayers are with each and everyone of you. Mr. A was a major influence in my life. He was an awesome man and great boss. I will truely miss him with all my heart. I love each one of you guys. I thank you all for the love and care you have showed me and my family. Mr. A was truely a hero to me.. God Bless you all.

Danny Arp

November 7, 2011

Mary Ann, Lane and Tina,
The thoughts and prayers of the Arp family are with your family at this time. Please accept our deepest sympathies. Danny, Jana, Blakely, and Ally

David Benefield

November 7, 2011

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.