Ernest R. Anthony, 88, of Lee County, GA died November 3, 2012 at his residence. A private entombment service will be held at Crown Hill Cemetery. Rev. Bobby Harrell will officiate.
A native of Washington, GA, Mr. Anthony had resided in Albany, GA and Ashburn, GA before moving to Lee County, GA seven years ago. He was a veteran of World War II first serving in the Horse Calvary and completed his service as a gunner instructor in the Army Air Corps on B-29’s.
Mr. Anthony was employed with Coats and Clark and retired after thirty five years where he served as the manager of the Ashburn plant and manager of the Spinning Department at the Albany plant. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Leesburg and Bobby Harrell’s Sunday School Class.
Survivors include his son and daughter-in-law, Keith and Tina Anthony of Lee County, GA, three granddaughters, Rachael and husband Benjamin Heidler of Kathleen, GA, Allison and husband Ben Young of Albany, GA and Hannah Anthony of Lee County, GA. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth E. Anthony.
Those desiring may make contributions to The First Baptist Church of Leesburg, Building Fund,135 Main Street, Leesburg, GA, 31721.
To sign our online registry or to send condolences to the family, you may visit Mathews’ website at www.mathewsfuneralhome.com.