The Union Recorder

February 25, 2014

Sherry Ann Anderson


The Union-Recorder

MILLEDGEVILLE — Sherry Ann Anderson, 56, of Phoenix, Ariz. died suddenly Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014 in Colorado, along with her husband Sherman Anderson, from injuries sustained in an airplane crash. She was a native of Dublin, lived in Milledgeville for more than 10 years before making her home in Phoenix.

Sherry was a 1975 honor graduate of Georgia Military College (Prep), Miss Congeniality of a teen pageant and graduated from Georgia Southern University in 1979. She was an active member of Zeta Tau Alpha and met the love of her life, Sherman, while attending Georgia Southern.

She was a pilot and Captain with United Airlines for more than 24 years. She was a member of International Society of Women Pilots (ISA+21). Sherry and Sherman shared a love for flying, a deep faith and were devoted to their families and friends.

Survivors include a daughter, Samantha Keene Anderson of Phoenix; her father, Owen Lamar Farmer of Milledgeville; her mother, Dixie Fay Keene Evans (Bobby) of Milledgeville; a sister, Cindy Bowen (Mark) of Milledgeville and a niece, Candace Lance of Milledgeville.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 3 o’clock from the chapel of Crosby Funeral Home with the Rev. Tom Davis and Rev. Jerry Chancy officiating. Interment will follow in the Douglas Chapel Cemetery. The family will be receiving friends at the funeral home Wednesday from noon until the funeral begins.

Donations may be made to the Pilots for Kids, P.O. Box 620052, Orlando, Fla. 32862-0052 or the Alzheimer’s Association, alz.org.

Active pallbearers will be Marvin Deen, Jimmy McCall, Jerry and David Lee, James Henry Carter, Jay Williams and Jim McQuaig. Honorary pallbearers will be Roger Johnson, Jimmy and Johnny Nobles, Tom Harris, Mayo Mims and all others in attendance.

Crosby Funeral Home is in charge of all the arrangements.