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Charlie Cline Anders


Charlie Cline Anders, 89, of Rosman, passed away April, 16, 2016.

He was the son of “Charlie” Calvin Anders and Rosa Irene “Rose” Mathis Anders, of Jackson County, N.C. Born the fifth child out of 11, he grew up in the Tuckasegee area.

He was predeceased by his wife, Wanda Raines Anders, in July 2010; an infant daughter; mother-in-law, Laura Blanche “Buck” Raines; brothers, Hayes Anders, in 2010, Asbal Anders and Arnold Anders; sister, Ruth Anders Barger; brothers-in-law, Cliff Cypher, Bill Barger and Charlie Meires; sisters-in-law, Peggy Ensley Anders, Faye Mashburn Anders, Waltraud “Val” Osteen, Sue Weaver Anders and Betty Sue Chappell.

He is survived by five sons and five daughters, Jearline Anders Swain, of Stuart, Va., Carlton Anders, of Lyman, S.C., Lois Anders Marshall, and Cathy Anders Roma, both of Douglasville, Va., Steve Anders, of Greensboro, N.C., Ward Anders, of Walton, N.Y., Chip Anders, of Lyman, S.C., Dean Anders, of Paris Tenn. and Charlene Anders Revis, of Rosman; 10 grandchildren, Nicholas H. “Nick” Revis, of Rosman, Donna Swain, of Stuart, Va., Gwen Swain, of South Carolina, Joe “Little Joe” Roma, of Douglasville, Wesley Anders, of Brevard, Allison Roma, of Douglasville, Kyle Anders, of Walton, Landon Anders and Dierdra Anders, of Louisville, Ky. and Jeffrey Marshall, of Douglasville; 11 great-grandchildren and nine great-great-grandchildren.

Special family and friends, Ray and Mona York, of Rosman, Rex and Ana Copeland, of Rosman, William and Gertrude Morgan and family, Carol and Nancy Morgan and family, Larry Morgan and family, Chuck and Sherry Harding, Louise Lance and family, Jeremy and Kristy Powell, Blanche Barton, Sally Iverson and family, Sue Powell, Tracy Powell, Arturo and Cacy Rameirez and family and David and Jaime Wright and family.

The Hollar children and grandchildren, Cody and Taylor Newman and Maya, Garrett Owen and family, Vince Riddick and family, D’Artagnin Harding, Aramis Harding, Auereila Meece, Wyatt Meece, Trisha Faye and Cameron, Joel and Elizabeth, Devin O., Michael B., Daniel F., Tyler and Felecia Byers and Raelyn, Tonya, Hailey and Lois and family, Alyssa and Diesel and family, Katrina C. and family, Randi O., Greg and Kristen Tinsley and Lane.

Raised in Jackson County, his earliest memories goes back to the age of three, where he remembers helping his family move from one home to the next, carrying a sitting hen on her nest and watching his grandfather, Jeff Mathis, sharpen and shave with a straight razor using a tiny mirror hung from a little hickory limb.

He made a lot of fond memories and lived a wonderful full life and praised our Lord for it. He loved to talk and share his testimony.

Growing up in a large family through the Great Depression was anything but easy. In those days everybody helped everyone, and everybody had to do their part for their families, which led to many children not getting an education. If you were expected to help out around home, the schoolhouse could wait. But even without a book taught knowledge, these children learned their own ways of education.

Barely out of the fourth grade and two weeks into the fifth, that was enough for Cline. He worked alongside his parents, brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles and cousins cutting acid wood with a crosscut saw.

In the early 1940s, he and his oldest brother, Hayes, worked on the Army Base in Oak Ridge, Tenn., delivering ice, hand carried and chipped from 50 pound blocks, into each small trailer that were personal housing for all military and civilian workers on the base. He said nobody had a clue what was really being built there. Only the higher ups there knew.

In 1941, he received his draft notice and reported, was deemed physically fit, but deferred for other purposes. It turns out he was already recognized as an employee of the United States Army along with his brother, Hayes, because they were employed at the Oak Ridge Base.

In late May 2010, he received a package in the mail from the United States Army regarding the Cold War Patriots Act and the Manhattan Project. This act declared that all workers, military and civilian, that worked and served stateside during the building of the atomic bomb at the Oak Ridge facility and several more, were now recognized through the Veteran Affairs and American Legion. He was a self-employed roofer and builder and worked hard at it until he finally retired at the age of 85. He loved everyone and never met a stranger and was always ready to help anyone. An avid outdoorsman, he loved to fish, plant a garden, dig ginseng, and mow the yard and share memories. But his favorite thing was talking about our Lord and sharing his testimony, which led to many loved ones finding Jesus. His legacy lives on through us.

A memorial service will be held in late May and announced at a later date for Cline and Wanda as they wished.

A special thank you to Carol Hoban and her staff at Frances Warde, the Hospice staff we were blessed with and our friends at Moody Connolly Funeral Home. May God bless you all.

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Moody-Connolly Funeral Home and Crematory are caring for the family.


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