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Barry Lee Anderson


Obituary For B.L. Anderson

Barry Lee Anderson, 90, of Florence, went to be with the Lord May 29, 2014, at his residence. Mr. Anderson was born October 29, 1923 in Gallatin, Tennessee and grew up in St. Petersburg, Florida. He earned an AA degree in 1943 from Freed-Hardeman College, Henderson, Tennessee, a BA degree from Abilene Christian College 1945, and a MA degree in 1985 from Southern Christian University, Montgomery, Alabama. He was one of the founders of the International Bible College (now Heritage Christian University), Florence, Alabama where he taught Old Testament history and also served as the first academic dean. In 1995 IBC awarded him an honorary doctorate degree. For many years he also taught at Mars Hill Bible School. Mr. Anderson began preaching the gospel in 1941 for churches of Christ, first in Florida, then in south Alabama, and since 1955, in the Muscle Shoals area. He preached in 14 states and 3 foreign countries and for many years preached regularly on radio. From 1962-1972 he was editor and publisher of a monthly paper, The Gospel Defender. Many students of the Bible benefitted from his extensive knowledge of scripture and his influence will be felt for many years to come.

Visitation will be Saturday, May 31, 2014 from 6 – 8 p.m. at Greenview Funeral Home. The funeral service will be Sunday, June 1, 2014 at 3 p.m. in Greenview Memorial Chapel with James Horton, James Farris, and Wayne Kilpatrick officiating. Burial will follow in Colbert Memorial Gardens.

Preceding him in death are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lee Anderson; son, Robert Anderson; sister, Jean Anderson.

He is survived by his wife of 69 years, Novella Anderson; sons, David (Teresita) of Waco, TX, George (Tina) of Cottonwood, Alabama; daughter, Patricia King (Sam) of Dothan, Alabama, two grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Special "children", Alvin Alston, Jerry Kendall, James and Priscilla Farris, Linda Dickson, Eva Silberman, and Sherilynn Hurd. 

-Obituary, Byrd Funeral Home, Florence, Alabama

The Andersons With Basil And Margie Overton

Directions To The Grave of Barry L. Anderson

Barry Anderson is buried in the Colbert Memorial Gardens, on Hwy. 43 South in Tuscumbia, Colbert County, Alabama. To find the grave, from Birmingham, head north on I-65 to Cullman. Take the Hwy. 157 exit north toward Moulton. Continue through Moulton. Hwy. 157 will dead-end into Alt. 72. Turn left and head toward Tuscumbia. At the traffic light at Hwys. 43/72/Alt72. turn left. The cemetery will be seen quickly on the right. Enter the second entrance and head straight to the left-rear of the cemetery. Look for a statue of Jesus, and the Anderson will be due left of the statue about seven graves. GPS Location of Barry Anderson's grave is: D.d. 34.703206, -87.669694

Barry Lee
Novella Hatter

Photos Taken by Larry Miles - 09.2014
Webpage produced - 10.08.2014
Courtesy of Scott Harp

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