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Evelyn Bagby Anderson, 93, of Oilville, Va. and Cobbs Creek, Va., died peacefully Nov. 29, 2022, in Gloucester, Va. She was born Jan. 15, 1929 to James Douglas Bagby and Carrie Shannon Bagby. Evelyn graduated from Goochland High School and attended Mary Washington College. She was a member of Salem Baptist Church.

Evelyn was predeceased by her husband of 72 years, Erle Purrington Anderson, who passed away Sept. 18, 2019. She is survived by her three children, Matthew Garland Anderson II, Erle Douglas Anderson and Helen Anderson Carter and her husband, William Hall Carter; four grandchildren, William Hall Carter Jr. (Colleen), Clay Purrington Carter (Annie), Matthew Garland Anderson III (Happy) and Brooks Anderson Whitten (Harrison), and seven great-grandchildren, William and Catherine Car-ter, Harper, Townsend and Elsie Anderson, Hart and Parker Whitten. Evelyn is also survived by her sister, Gladys Bagby Cole and her four children.

The family wishes to thank the caring staff in Heron Cove I at Sanders in Gloucester, as well as all the wonderful new friends she made there, which had been Evelyn’s home for the past nine and a half years. While living there, she was affectionately known as “The Mayor” or “The Hat Lady,” having an entire wall of hats in her room to choose from daily. A very special thank you to Annette Mitchell, Pam Winder and Pam Brandenburg (and all the Heron Cove therapy staff) who have loved and cared for her over the past nine plus years. Also, the family wishes to thank Vanessa Laws for leading a beautiful farewell tribute for our mother as she departed Heron Cove.

A visitation was held from 2-4 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 4, at Blileys Central, 3801 Augusta Ave., Richmond, Va. On Saturday, Dec. 10, a joint service and burial will be held for both Evelyn and her husband, Erle, at Westhampton Cemetery Chapel, 10000 Patterson Ave., Richmond, Va., at noon. (Evelyn will arrive on time, which will be a first for her!!!)

In lieu of flowers, please consider a contribution in Evelyn’s memory to Goochland Cares, 2999 River Road West, Goochland, Va. 23063 or online at