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Verdie Mae Dockery Anderson, 92, of Young Harris, GA died Thursday, October 17, 2013. She was a native of Clay County where she had lived for 50 years before moving to Union County, GA. She was a homemaker and a member of the Smyrna Baptist Church in Union County.


She was the daughter of the late Caney and Hattie Miller Dockery and the wife of the late Roy Anderson, who died March 5, 1997. She was also preceded in death by two sons, Billy and Troy Anderson; five sisters; and six brothers.


Surviving are five daughters, Christine Gilbert of Brasstown, Mary Jo King and Dorothy Dockery both of Young Harris, GA, Marie Chastain of Murphy, and Della Wiles of Homer, GA; four sons, Loster and Cecil Anderson both of Warne, Dwight Anderson of Young Harris, and Richard Anderson of Blairsville, GA; one sister, Opal Wooten of Duluth, GA; and 23 grandchildren, 28 great grandchildren, and 13 great great grandchildren.


Funeral services were held at 11:00 AM Saturday, October 19 in the Chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Murphy with the Revs. Adam Fleming and Tony Couch officiating. Interment was in Pinelog Methodist Church Cemetery. Pallbearers were Shawn and Johnny Chastain, Jamie and Kevin Dockery, Jody Anderson, and Matthew Payne.


The family received friends from 6-8 Friday evening at the Ivie Funeral Home, Murphy.


Ivie Funeral Home, Murphy in charge of all arrangements. 

#3 PJ 2013-10-22 17:25
My husband and I would like to express our sincere condolences to the family and friends of your beloved Verdie. We wanted to share with you comfort from God's Word found in John 5:28,29. Here we are given the wonderful hope of the resurrection of our dear loved ones, here on earth, just as Lazarus was in John 11. Our Heavenly Father shares our pain and sorrow. (Psalm 34:18) May you draw comfort in the many wonderful memories you all made and shared together, cherish them in your hearts and her memory will live on in each and every one of you who knew and loved her. Take care of yourselves and each other, during this very difficult time.
#2 Deborah Standridge 2013-10-21 22:40
Marie and Dorothy; my thoughts and prayers are with you in the loss of your mother. Will be keeping you and your families in my prayers.
#1 Barbara M. Gordon 2013-10-17 19:11
Dear family of Verdie Mae Dockery:

Mary Jo & Charles King and the entire family. I am so very sorry for the loss of your loved one. It's hard to know what to say at times like this but please know all of you are in our thoughts and prayers. She is in God's hands now and until you see here again. Much love to you all.
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