James “J.B.” Anderson

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Funeral services for James “J.B.” Anderson, 86, of Florien were held on Friday, April 11, 2014 beginning at 11 a.m. at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church in Florien with the Rev. Carl Scroggs  and Bro. John Lewing officiating. Burial followed in the Mt. Carmel Cemetery in Florien. Visitation was held on Thursday, April 10, 2014, beginning at 6 p.m. at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church in Florien. James “J.B.” Anderson was born on Thursday, March 22, 1928 in Florien. He passed away  on Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at his residence in Florien. J.B. was born and raised in Florien where he attended Mt. Carmel School. He joined the Army in 1946 and served in Korea. Upon returning home, he attended Northwestern State  University and recieved a Bachelor of Science degree in education. He taught at schools in both Sabine and Caddo parishes. He then received his Master’s Degree in Mathematics from Centenary College. In 1952, he went to work for Texas Eastern Transmission Corporation in Shreveport and the company later relocated him to Houston. In 1985, he retired and returned home to Mt. Carmel where he cared for his parents until their deaths. J.B. was very active in Mt. Carmel community affairs. He served as Captain of the Volunteer Fire Department and was a board member and past president of the Sabine Council on Aging. He was serving as president of the Mt. Carmel Cemetery Association and was a Sunday school teacher at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church for many years. He was a friend and mentor to many and will be greatly missed. His loving spirit will remain with us for the rest of our lives. He was preceded in death by his parents, Eddie “Pete” and Sara “Exie” Skinner Anderson and his step-son, David Allen. He is survived by his wife, Ann Anderson of Florien; four children, Lyn Anderson and wife, Sheryl of Alexandria; Ronald Anderson of Shreveport; Karen Moushon and husband, Don of Shreveport and  Lisa Barefield and husband, David of Shreveport; nine grandchildren, Ila Caitlin and husband, Shadd Leger; Kelsey Cecile Anderson; Stephen Barefield and wife, Anna; Mary Katheryn Barefield; Shelly and husband, Dallas Wiard; Brooke Anderson; Ronnie Anderson; Alan Moushon and wife, Amy and Amanda Favrot and husband, Zach; two great grandchildren, Landon Moushon and Lauren Moushon; along with a host of nieces, nephews and friends. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.warrenmeadows. com 
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