Edgar Alan Anderson: July 12, 2019

Published 4:33 pm Monday, July 15, 2019

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AMERICUS — Mr. Edgar Alan Anderson, age 68, passed away Friday, July 12, 2019 at his residence. Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Sunday, July 14, 2019, at Fellowship Baptist Church. The Rev. Wendy Peacock officiated. Interment followed at Sunset Memorial Gardens. A visitation was held from 6-8 p.m. Saturday, July 13, 2019, at Aldridge Funeral Services.

Mr. Anderson was born May 2, 1951, in Columbus, Ga. He was the son of the late Alexander McMillan Anderson and the late Edna May Purvis Anderson. He was a retired educator having taught Georgia history at Staley Middle School for many years and was honored as “Teacher of the Year.” Mr. Anderson wrote a column for the Americus Times-Recorder. He was a member of the Sumter County Historic Society and served as its historian for many years. He authored several books, including “Remembering Americus, Georgia” and “The History of First Baptist Church.” He devoted countless hours of his time helping people with the history of Americus and Sumter County. Alan gave historical slide presentations about Sumter County to many civic organizations, churches, and schools. He helped with the presidential campaign for George McGovern and President Jimmy Carter. Mr. Anderson also worked for Habitat for Humanity. In 2014, he was awarded a place on the Walk of Fame at the Rylander Theatre.

Survivors include a sister, Mary Jo Anderson of Americus; a brother and sister-in-law, David and Sandy Anderson of St. Petersburg, Fla.; four nephews, David Andrew Anderson Jr., Alexander William Anderson, Matthew Alexander Simmons, Mark Edward Simmons Jr.; two great-nieces, Rilyn Anderson, Kenna Anderson; and one great-nephew, Quinn Anderson.

Memorial contributions may be made to The Alzheimer’s Association, Georgia Chapter, 225 Second St., East, Tifton GA 31794.

To sign the on-line guest book and share your condolences with the family visit www.aldridgefuneralservices.com.  Aldridge Funeral Services, 612 Rees Park, is in charge of these arrangements.