Ferne Stovall Anderson, age 87, of Levelland, and formerly of Floydada, passed away on Tuesday, March 5, 2019.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Friday, March 8, 2019 at the First Baptist Church in Floydada. Mike Holster, pastor of Second Baptist Church in Levelland, officiated.
Interment followed at the Floyd County Memorial Park in Floydada. Visitation was held at 1 p.m. at the First Baptist Church.
Services were under the direction of Moore-Rose Funeral Home in Floydada.
Ferne was born Christmas Eve, December 24, 1931 to Richard and Mamie (McDonald) Stovall in Floyd County. After graduating from Floydada High School, she married Louis Anderson on August 13, 1950, being married 68-1/2 years. They moved to Camp Lejeune, North Carolina while Louis was in the Marines, where their first child, Mike, was born. After being discharged they moved back to Texas, and had three more children, Steve, Nancy and Lisa.
Ferne was a devoted and faithful member of the First Baptist Church in Floydada for 60 years. After moving to Levelland in 2014, they joined the Second Baptist Church and attended faithfully until her health declined.
Ferne was the best Nana ever to her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She loved and cherished each one of them. She also loved her flowers and gardening. She was unsurpassed in the kitchen and locally famous for her fried chicken, cream pies, German chocolate cake, and Christmas candy. This is all attested by her kids and grandkids. The grandkids loved it when she would call and say she was making lunch for them – on a school day! There was a lot of food gobbled up in about 20 minutes.
Ferne and Louis enjoyed their life-long friends and their Friday night domino parties. She was a thoughtful woman making sure she shared her talent in the kitchen with friends and family who were sick or had lost loved ones.
Ferne was preceded in death by her parents; brother, J.T. Stovall; and sisters, Mildred Kinard and Dorothy Turner.
She is survived by her husband, Louis; two sons, Mike and Barbara Anderson of Floydada, and Steve and Donna Anderson of Floydada; two daughters, Nancy and Larry Kirk of Levelland, and Lisa and Tracy Rodgers of Levelland; nine grandchildren, Brady (Donna) Anderson, Monty (Ginger) Anderson, Cory (Cori) Kirk, Todd (Ashley) Anderson, Dusty (Tunde) Anderson, Robin (Dane) Sanders, Carly Rodgers, Kassi Rodgers, Shauna (Jason) Rodgers and Danny (Melanie) Crow; 24 great-grandchildren; brother, Lawrence Stovall; and many cherished nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association of West Texas Chapter, 3610 22nd Street, Ste. 300, Lubbock, Texas 79410 or to your favorite charity.
Online condolences may be made at www.moore-rose.com