Mrs. Naomi S. Anthony’s golden heart stopped beating and she gained her heavenly crown at 5:30PM on Saturday, February 8, 2020. She was 89 years of age. Funeral services will be held at 2:00PM on Tuesday, February 11, 2020, at Oakland Church of God with Rev. Mike Toomey and Rev. Chris Henson officiating. Burial will follow the service at New Life Freewill Baptist Church. The family will greet friends at Oakland Church of God on Monday, February 10, 2020, from 6:00-8:00PM. Serving as active pallbearers will be Ken Anthony, Terry Teat, Steven Maddox, John Shoemaker, Gary Bedford, and Scott Graham.
Mrs. Anthony was born July 30, 1930, to Fred and Lois Cullefer Stubbs. She was a member of Oakland Church of God. Mrs. Anthony loved God and was devoted to her church. She loved her family and was always feeding people. Before her retirement, she was employed with Playtex as a sewing machine operator. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Clifford Anthony, her son, Jerry Anthony, an infant son, Larry Anthony, her son-in-law Forrest Rigsby, her brother James “JP” Stubbs, and her sister, Laverne Barnes.
She is survived by a daughter Sherry Rigsby of Junction City, GA; a sister, Betty and Olin Teat of Ft. Payne , AL; grandchildren, Gregg Rigsby and Kim Webb, both of Junction City, GA; three great-grandchildren, Ben Webb, Brandon Webb, and Andrew Webb. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Thomaston Hospice, 512 South Center Street, Thomaston, GA 30286.
Way-Watson Funeral Home of Buena Vista, Georgia is in charge of arrangements.