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Alma Lunsford Anderson
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Birth: Oct. 31, 1921
Cherokee County
North Carolina, USA
Death: Jul. 22, 2012
San Joaquin County
California, USA

Alma L. Anderson, 91, of Oroville, CA, formerly of Marble, died Sunday, July 22, 2012 at her daughter's residence in Stockton, CA. She was a native of Cherokee County, but had lived in California since 1957. Alma worked as a cashier at the City of Paris Department Store in Oroville and she raised her children there in Oroville. Alma's greatest love was being an artist. Her medium was oil and watercolor painting. She studied with Ruth Prue, a student of the acclaimed Russian artist, Sergei Bongart. She also studied oil painting in Southern California and studied watercolor with Randy Wilson at Butte College in California. She was a member of the Antelope Valley Arts Association for many years and was a member of Valley River Baptist Church in Andrews.

She was the daughter of the late Bascomb and Laura Luther Lunsford.

She married her childhood sweetheart, Lyle Robert Tatham in 1945. Lyle was a career Navy man and they traveled to many places during his career. Lyle passed away in 1960 in Oroville, CA. She later married Willis Anderson. Willis worked for the State of California, Department of Water Resources. Alma and Willis loved the outdoors and enjoyed fishing, gardening, camping, and rock hunting. Willis was a musician and they loved to sing and dance. Willis passed away in 1998.

She was also preceded in death by six brothers and sisters.

Alma is survived by her daughters, Sharon Tatham of Oroville, CA, and Nancy Tatham Deets of Stockton, CA; a grandson, Donovan Deets of Stockton; stepsons, Willis J. Anderson of Folsom, CA, and Terry Anderson of Mill Valley, CA; a brother, Bruce Lunsford of Marble; and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held at 10:00 AM Tuesday, July 31, 2012 in Valley River Baptist Church with Rev. Fred Lunsford officiating. Interment was in Valleytown Cemetery. Pallbearers were Donovan Deets, Cleatus Lunsford, Randall Harris, Robert Howell, Mike Erwin, and Marvin Guffey.

The family received friends from 9-9:50 Tuesday morning in the Valley River Baptist Church prior to the services.

Ivie Funeral Home, Andrews in charge of all arrangements.
Family links: 
  Bascomb Lunsford (1891 - 1967)
  Laura Josephine Luther Lunsford (1890 - 1987)
  Lyle Robert Tatham (1920 - 1960)
  Will Anderson (1931 - 1998)
  Lloyd Bayless Lunsford (1911 - 2000)*
  Lena Octavia Lunsford Ladd (1914 - 2006)*
  Zenna Mae Lunsford Brady (1917 - 1995)*
  Bruce Ralph Lunsford (1918 - 2013)*
  Alma Lunsford Anderson (1921 - 2012)
  Inez Lunsford Bryovich (1924 - 2009)*
  Kate Fene Lunsford Palmer (1926 - 2009)*
*Calculated relationship
Valleytown Cemetery
Cherokee County
North Carolina, USA
Created by: Our Whitaker Families
Record added: Jul 24, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 94159055
Alma <i>Lunsford</i> Anderson
Added by: Our Whitaker Families
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 Added: Oct. 24, 2013

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