Obituary for Albert Anderson

Albert Lavon Anderson “Big Andy”, 96, passed away peacefully at his home on Ocracoke Island, NC on September 19, 2015.

He was born on November 29, 1918 to the late Albert and Mabel Anderson of Frankfort, Indiana. Albert joined the United States Coast Guard as a young man and was stationed at Ocracoke, NC, where he met and married the love of his life, Mary Elizabeth Styron Anderson. After leaving the Coast Guard, Albert and Mary were married on November 24, 1945 and moved to his hometown of Frankfort, Indiana, where they resided until retiring from his successful farming career in 1993.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary who passed away on November 26, 2007. Albert and Mary did not have children of their own, but he is survived by his nephew, Edward C. O’Neal, Jr. and wife, Stella O’Neal of Ocracoke, NC, who he considered his own children. “Big Andy” was much more than an uncle to us and his death has left an empty place in our family. He is also survived by numerous other nieces, nephews, and friends. The family also acknowledges the friendship, love, and support given to him over the last 8 years by Loretta “Annie” Mann of Scranton, NC, and the last year by Araceli Gonzalez “Cheli” of Washington, NC.

Funeral services honoring the life of Albert Anderson will be held on Wednesday, September 23, 2015 at 2:00pm at the Ocracoke United Methodist Church. The church will be open for viewing beginning at 12 noon. He will be buried at the Ocracoke Community Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Ocracoke United Methodist Church, PO Box 278, Ocracoke Island, NC 27960.

Twiford Funeral Home, Hatteras is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences may be expressed at


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