Blanche O’Delle McIntosh Anders departed this life June 1, 2012 at her residence in Natchez, Mississippi. She was born December 21, 1925 in Hazlehurst, Mississippi to Henry G. and Lelia McIntosh. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, James Odell Anders, her granddaughter, Melissa Ashleigh Ferrington, one sister, Monteil Richardson, and two brothers, Henry G. McIntosh, Jr., and Edwin McIntosh. She is survived by her daughters Pam Anders Ferrington and Lisa Anders Allain both of Natchez; two grandsons, Anders Ferrington and his wife Mandy of Jackson, and Alex Allain of New Orleans; and two sisters, Janet Moreton of Brookhaven and Clarice Izard and her husband Frank of Birmingham, Alabama.
Funeral services will be held at Jefferson Street United Methodist Church, Sunday, June 3, 2012, at 3:00 PM. Visitation will be at 2:00 PM at the church preceding the services. Burial will be at Greenlawn Cemetery following the services, under the direction of Laird Funeral Home.
Willie Mayberry, Larry Moreton, Edward Bourdin, Selton Bourdin, Johnny Byrne, and Chuck Mayfield will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers are Billy Gillon, C. B. Craft, and Fred Parker.
The family wishes to express their most sincere appreciation to her devoted caregivers: Dorothy Smith, Trenia Gooden, Alice Donaldson, Aline Watkins, Joanne Williams, and Mattie Arbuthnot.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Jefferson Street United Methodist Church, the Alzheimer’s Association of Mississippi, Trinity Episcopal Day School, or the charity of one’s choice.