George Carl "Bud" Anderson, known to many as Papaw", 91, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, March 22, 2011 at his residence while surrounded by his family. Born in Rutherford County, NC on July 29, 1919, he was the son of the late Joseph Anderson and Lillie Mincey Anderson. Bud was a member of Gibbs Chapel Wesleyan Church where he was a Sunday School teacher, was on the church board of administrators, was active in the Senior Citizens Group, was a lay pastor, and was active in the Men’s Fellowship Group. He attended Glen Alpine City Schools and served in the N.C. National Guard. He later retired from Henredon Furniture where he worked as a master mechanic.Bud is survived by his wife of 67 years, Raye Queen Anderson of the home; daughters, Georgia "Doo-Dad" Cowan of Morganton and Linda Daves and husband, Robert, of Glen Alpine; grandchildren, Paula Ford and husband, Robbie, of Morganton, Pam Cowan of Morganton, Rob Daves of Glen Alpine, and Amanda D. Looney and husband, Brent, of Taylors, SC; great-grandchildren, Ali, Jake, and Brodie Ford, and Blaze Cowan; and a number of treasured nieces and nephews.In addition to his parents, Bud was preceded in death by a daughter, Connie Anderson Bowers, and sisters, Mary Jo Allen, Raye Clontz, and Nora Gurley.The funeral will be held at 4:00 p.m. Saturday, March 26, 2011 in the Colonial Chapel of Sossoman Funeral Home and Crematory Center with Chaplain Bill Hall, Rev. Roger Brackett, and Rev. Brandon Ware officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service. Burial will follow in Gibbs Chapel Wesleyan Church Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 120 Wall Street, New York, NY 10005-4001, or to Burke Hospice and Palliative Care, Inc., 1721 Enon Rd., Valdese, NC 28690.

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