Sam Anderson


Sam Cary Anderson, Jr., age 85, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020, at Autumn Care of Waynesville.

A native of Georgia, he was a son of the late Sam and Blanche Keanum Anderson. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Frances Nations Anderson, who died in 2019; a sister; and five brothers.

Sam proudly served his country in the U.S. Marine Corp, retiring as staff sergeant after 20 years of service. He worked as a shop foreman for RMC-Allied Concrete Company from which he retired. Sam was a Mason and member of the Grand Lodge of Georgia and loved fishing and gospel singing. He was a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Dillsboro.

Sam is survived by a brother-in-law, Eugene Nations of Canton, Ga.; nephew, Gary Nations of Cartersville, Ga.; and a close friend, Brenda Jones (Henry) of Whittier, N.C.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2020, in the Waynesville chapel of Wells Funeral Home with Rev. Dale Wheeler officiating.

The family received friends from 1 until 2 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home.

Burial was held at Nations Creek Cemetery.

The service was live streamed and will be accessible through Mr. Anderson’s obituary on Wells Funeral Home website to facilitate the ongoing focus on community safety and health.

The care of Mr. Anderson was entrusted to Wells Funeral Homes, and an online memorial register is available at “Obituaries” at