James A. Anderson, 69, of New Castle, went to heaven to be with his Lord, on Friday, August 30, after a long battle with ALS. James was born September 26, 1949, to Elmer and Etha Anderson. He was preceded in death by parents; Elmer and Etha Anderson, infant siblings, brothers; Russell Anderson and Stanley Shifflett, father-in-law and mother-in-law; John and Margaret Harden, sister-in-law; Bonnie Harden and brother-in-law and sister-in-law; Bobby and Rebecca Harden.
He is survived by loving wife of 33 years Reta Anderson, sister; Edith (Mike) Goff, brother-in-law; Kenneth Harden, sister-in-law; Linda (Tommy) Strickler and several nieces and nephews. The family would like to specifically thank special caregiver Val Vess and Hospice Amedisys; Matt and Jennifer Mundy with the ALS Society. A memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 7, at Cross Roads Church with Don Ford officiating. The family will receive friends one-hour prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Cross Roads Church at 21892 Craigs Creek Rd., New Castle, VA 24127. Arrangements by Paitsel Funeral Home. www.paitselfh.com