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Cecil Bailey Anderson

August 28, 1936 — July 24, 2023


Cecil Bailey Anderson


Cecil Bailey Anderson, 86, of Nathalie, VA passed away July 24, 2023.  He was born in Halifax County, VA on August 28, 1936 to the late Tommie Brown Anderson and the late Lucille Brown Anderson. He was married to Patricia B. Anderson who survives.


Cecil was a retired farmer and formerly employed by Powell Trucking and he enjoyed quarter scale tractor pulls.  His love of the land is what drew him to farming and to continue his love affair with the land.    


Left to cherish his memory are:

His wife of 62 years

Patricia Boettcher Anderson

One Daughter

Pamela Anderson Dowdy of Garden City, SC

Two Grandsons

Luther Bailey Dowdy of New York City, NY

Ryan Marvin Dowdy of Chatham, VA

Three Great Grandchildren

Lucia Roux Dowdy, Beau Adair Dowdy, and Jethro Walker Dowdy

One Sister

Jackie Anderson Wade

One Niece

Donna Wade Guthrie (Lester) of Nathalie

His Beloved Pet



A memorial service will be held at a later date.


For memorials, please consider North Halifax Volunteer Fire Department, 4201 Leda Rd., Nathalie, VA 24577 or Triangle Volunteer Fire Department, 1051 Morton’s Ferry Rd., Nathalie, VA 24577.


Online condolences may be directed to


Arrangements entrusted to Powell Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 1603 Wilborn Ave., South Boston, VA 24592.


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