Saturday, April 6, 2013

Apr. 05, 2013 @ 06:13 PM

E. Quitman Anderson Jr.

HENDERSON — Ervin Quitman Anderson Jr. was born to Sibyl Causey and Ervin Anderson on Aug. 6, 1951, in Loris, S.C., the oldest of three children.

When Sibyl married Bob Leggett, he moved with his mother and two sisters, Dawn and Vicki, to Henderson. He attended Henderson High School, was involved in several school activities, his favorite being the school band, all the while maintaining a part-time job at Leggett’s Department Store. He displayed a natural talent for music and the arts. Quitman was an accomplished pianist and played as often as possible.

Graduating from Henderson High School in 1969, Quitman soon joined the U.S. Air Force for a four-year stint. While proudly serving as a U.S. Air Force airman, Quitman spent his first two years as a supply requisition clerk stationed in Bangor, Maine. The next two years were served in Honolulu, Hawaii, as a communications analyst.

After being honorably discharged from the Air Force, he began the very difficult journey of self-discovery. He attended Campbell College, graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill, much to Sibyl’s dismay, she being a hardcore Iron Duke. He continued on his journey and became an extremely successful owner of two hair salon businesses, Man Trapp Salon in Raleigh and Premier Salon in Durham, NC. He then worked several years as a salon manager with Saks Fifth Avenue in Tysons Corner, Va., and New York, N.Y.

A gifted conversationalist, as are all the Andersons, Quitman maintained his interpersonal skills by venturing into grocery retail. For what would be the final stage of his journey, Quitman quickly rose in the ranks at Harris Teeter Inc. from cashier, to customer service clerk, to front end manager at the flagship store in Alexandria, Va.

After the sudden death of his mother, Sibyl Causey Leggett, he once again settled in Henderson, completing an honor filled career with Harris Teeter, Inc.

He was a much devoted hockey fan and a full season ticket holder to the Carolina Hurricanes of Raleigh. Nothing could come between him and his Hurricanes games!

Quitman’s life journey was cut short by cancer Friday, April 5, 2013, at his home in Henderson.

Two sisters, Dawn Anderson and partner, K.D. Shaugnessy, of Glendale, Calif., and Vicki Anderson and husband, Jeff Daniel, of Raleigh survive him. Also surviving Quitman are two other sisters from his father, Ervin Anderson’s second marriage, Kimberly Anderson and husband, Andrew Harrison of Baltimore, Md., and Tiffoni Holliday and husband, Wes Holliday, of Osh Kosh, Wis. He was preceded in death by his step-father, Robert A. Leggett Jr., and step-brother, George Leggett. Quitman also leaves a step-brother, Robert A. Leggett III and wife, Amy Leggett, of Cary, and step-sister, Debbie Wesslan of Charlotte. Along with numerous cousins and other extended family, he is survived by his two “children with fur,” Angel Anderson Cook and Alley Anderson Cook; and his life partner of 16 years, J. Cook.

Throughout his life of 61 years, a simple phrase repeats itself from all who know him: “I just love Quitman!”

“Go with God Q., Q-man, Little Man, Quippy, Quippa, brother, lover, partner and best friend!”

A memorial service will be held Monday, April 8, 2013, at 2 p.m., at First United Methodist Church, conducted by Dr. John Check and Rev. Chuck Cook. The family will receive friends at the home, 1506 Peace St., Henderson.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Lung Cancer Research Foundation, 845 Third Avenue, 6th Floor, New York, NY 10022.

Arrangements are by Flowers Funeral Home.

Paid Obituary

Phyllis D. Daye

HENDERSON — Phyllis D. Daye, 47, of 904 Southern Pines St., Henderson, died Friday, April 5, 2013, at Granville Medical Center in Oxford.

Arrangements will be announced by Davis-Royster Funeral Service.

Ruth M. Mann

FRANKLINTON — Ruth Marie Mann, 71, of 602 South Main St., Franklinton, died Friday. April 5, 2013, at Hock Family Pavilion in Durham.

Arrangements are incomplete at this time, but will be announced later by R. H. Greene Funeral Home of Warrenton.

Arrangements are by R. H. Greene Funeral Home of Warrenton.

Vivian C. McDannold

SOUTH HILL, Va. — Vivian Illeen Cornett McDannold, 58, a resident of 523 E. Atlantic St., South Hill, Va., died Wednesday, April 3, 2013, at Maria Parham Medical Center in Henderson.

Born on Sept. 16, 1954, in Colorado Springs, Colo., she was the daughter of the late Alan Cornett and Vivian Drake Cornett. She was employed as a registration clerk at Community Memorial Hospital in South Hill, Va.

A memorial service will be held at a later date in Virginia Beach, Va.

She is survived by one daughter, Torrie McMeekin of Virginia Beach, Va.; one son, Christopher Jones of the home in South Hill, Va.; one sister, Sandra Doncal of Florida; and one brother, Alan Cornett of Minnesota. She was preceded in death by one bother, Michael Cornett.

Arrangements are by J. M. White Funeral Home of Henderson.

Elizabeth T. Randolph

HENDERSON — Elizabeth Taylor Randolph, 85, resident of Kerr Lake Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Henderson, died Thursday, April 4, 2013, at Maria Parham Medical Center in Henderson.

The family is receiving friends at 740 Warren Bullock Road, Middleburg.

Arrangements will be announced by Davis-Royster Funeral Service.