August 24, 1933 – September 20, 2018 Barbara Frederick Anderson, 85, of Smyrna, Ga passed away after a courageous battle with breast cancer. She was born in Carnesville, GA, and grew up in the nearby community of Red Hill. She graduated from Franklin County High School and Reinhardt College. She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church and the Wesley Companions’ class in Atlanta for 60 years. She enjoyed singing with “The Entertainers” and dancing with the “Fun Dancers” of Smyrna for over 30 years where they provided joy for many in the community. Barbara’s love of poetry was inherited from her father, and she could recite many long poems from memory. She was also an avid reader and enjoyed working in the garden. But, her greatest joy was her family and friends. Survivors include her husband, Sam Anderson of 60 years; daughter, Karen Hill; son, Sam Anderson (wife Joanne); grandchildren, Natalie Hill, Alexandra Anderson, and Sydney Anderson; sisters, Betty Vaughn and Dot Ayers; sister in-law, Gail Frederick; and many much-loved nieces and nephews. Celebration of Life Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. this Sunday, 9/23 at Grace United Methodist Church, 458 Ponce De Leon Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30308, officiating will be Pastor Stacey Rushing. There will be a reception at the church immediately following the service. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to, or your favorite charity.

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  1. I’m praying for the family during this difficult time. I have only good memories of Mrs. Anderson and I will cherish those times. She will always have a place in my heart.

  2. Uncle Sport, Karen, & Sammy – So sorry for your loss of Aunt Barbara but rejoice in knowing she is healed and dancing again. Some of my fondest memories were spent with all of you at your home and the family camp reunions. She will be missed! I love all of you! Susan💔

  3. I will really miss seeing you most Mondays at practice for the Entertainers. In fact, we will all miss you. How can the sopranos do without you? You were always so faithful at our practices and performances. Harold took such delight in introducing you as a charter member of the group. All who knew you will miss your bright light from within.

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