Valdosta Daily Times

January 9, 2013

Mae H. Anderson


The Valdosta Daily Times

VALDOSTA — Mae H. Anderson, 91, of Valdosta, passed away Monday, Jan. 7, 2013, at Heritage House Nursing Home.

She was born June 14, 1921, in Newborn, a daughter of the late James Lovic and Mary Lillie Childs Harwell. After graduating from Newborn High School, she went on to earn her Bachelor’s of Science degree in home economics at Berry College, Rome. In 1943, she was united in marriage with Alfred Wilton Anderson in Gadsden, Ala., and the couple moved to Valdosta in 1951. Mrs. Anderson was co-owner, with her husband, of Little Britches Children’s Shop, which she operated for 25 years with her daughter, Nina Anderson Pitcock. She was a member of First United Methodist Church, Valdosta, which she loved very much. Mrs. Anderson was an excellent cook, wonderful seamstress, loved animals and was charitable to many Christian and animal organizations.

She is survived by two daughters, Sandra G. Anderson of Atlanta, and Nina Anderson Pitcock of Quitman; one grandson, John Wilton and wife Mandy Barfield Pitcock of Summerville, S.C.; one granddaughter, Allison Maesha Pitcock of Valdosta; one great-grandson, John Mason Pitcock of Summerville, S.C.; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her son-in-law, John Thomas Pitcock; two sisters, Myrtice Harwell and Mattie Harwell; one brother, Carlton Harwell; and a nephew, Wesley Harwell.

The graveside service for Mrs. Anderson will be held at 2 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013, in Sunset Hill Cemetery, with the Rev. Bob Moon officiating. The family will receive friends at the graveside from 1:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday. In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial donation to First United Methodist Church, an animal charity or any charity of your choice. Condolences may be conveyed to the family at www.mclanecares.com. — Carson McLane Funeral Home, Valdosta