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Obituary: Naomi Kathleen McRay Anderson, Hope

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Naomi Kathleen (McRay) Anderson, 86, of Hope, died Thursday, September 19, 2013, at Miller's Merry Manor.

Naomi retired from Cosco. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Hope where she taught Sunday school for the Junior Class Stars for more than 25 years. She was also in the church choir.

She was a member of Friendly Neighbors Extension Club and Columbus Regional Hospital Auxillary. She loved caring for her family.

The funeral will be Tuesday, Septembr 24, 2013, at 11:00 a.m. at Norman Funeral Home in Hope with the Rev. Mark Walker officiating. Visitation will be Monday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be at Hawcreek Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made through the funeral home to the activities fund at Miller's Merry Manor.

Born May 2, 1927, in Harrodsburg, Kentucky, Naomi was the daughter of Oscar E. and Amanda (Black) McRay. She married William Garnett Anderson September 1,1945, at the parsonage of Hopewell Baptist Church in Mercer County, Kentucky.

Survivors include her husband; two daughters, Donna J. Young (Richard) of Hope and Carolyn Powell (Brian) of Flatrock; and five grandchildren, Kevin P. Young (Terri) of Hope, Aaron S. Hatton (Becky) of Columbus, Kimberly D Taylor (Chad) of Hope, Valorie Archer (Ryan) of Hope, and Brian D. Hatton (Catherine) of Daleville; and 10 great-grandchildren, Brittany and Braden Young, Sarah and Libby Taylor, Josh Hatton, Anna Hatton, Carly and Maddy Archer, Natalie Hatton, and Olivia Hatton.

Naomi was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers and four sisters.

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