Dec. 08, 2012 @ 05:01 AM


WEST HARWICH, MA — Dr. Robert I. Anderson, formerly of Worcester, Mass. and Sanford, N.C., passed away peacefully at home after saying his fond farewell to those he loved.

He was the son of Arthur C. and Ellen (Kilmurray) Anderson.

He leaves his wife of 67 years, Nancy (Estabrook), his companion since kindergarten.

His family includes sons Robert, Peter and wife Cathy, Paul and wife Joyce, Thomas and wife Patricia; nine grandchildren and great-grandson Ryan.

A graduate of Clark University and Tufts Medical School, he served as an enlisted soldier in W.W. II and a M.A.S.H. Unit Captain on the front lines of the Korean Conflict.

The quintessential Family Medical Practitioner, he began hosting patients at his home in Worcester, with his wife serving as receptionist/secretary. He was on call 24-hours a day, delivering babies and following patient progress throughout the course of their lives. Morning hospital rounds, afternoon office hours and evening house calls were the order of the day. He also served as City of Worcester Physician and Medical Director of Fairlawn Hospital.

Patient coverage duties were shared with Dr. George Joseph for time spent with family and friends.

As another member of the "Greatest Generation" leaves us, we will miss his service to Country and Community, wit, generosity, sense of humor and smile.

A future Memorial Mass will celebrate his life.

Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to the VNA Hospice of Cape Cod 434 Rte. 134 South Dennis, MA 02660.

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Paid Obituary


CARTHAGE — Margaret Lewis Cleetwood, 89, died Thursday (12/6/12) at her home.

Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. today at Carthage First Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Rick Martindale and the Rev. Tom Currie officiating. Burial will follow at the church cemetery. The family will receive friends following the service in the fellowship hall.

A native of Moore County, she was the daughter of the late Coy Stephen Lewis and Elma Morrison Lewis. She was a graduate of Flora McDonald College (now St. Andrews College). She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church where she held many different offices and was given the Honorary Life Membership from the Presbyterian Women. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Cleet C. Cleetwood; daughter, Suzanne Cleetwood; sisters, Patricia Lewis Stephens and Hazel Lewis McLaurin; and brother, Coy Stephen Lewis Jr.

Survivors include her daughters, Lucinda Casey and husband David of Carthage, Nancy Carter of Carthage and husband Nick of Martinsville; and a son, John Cleetwood and fiancee Amy Allen of Carthage; sister, Betty Garner of Robbins; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 397, Carthage, N.C. 28327.

Arrangements by Fry and Prickett Funeral Home.

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