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Former Halifax treasurer dies at 90

"He was a very likeable person who knew just about everybody in the county and had an excellent memory.”

That’s how Halifax County Treasurer Linda S. Foster said she will always remember her former boss, Walter Claude “Cecil” Anderson Jr. who passed away at Halifax Regional Hospital on Christmas Day.

Anderson was 90 years old.

The retired treasurer served for 20 years before current Treasurer Foster assumed the position in the summer of 1985.

“He taught me well,” Foster said, adding, Anderson knew many people and was always good at putting a name with a face.

That love for people is what Foster credited with making Anderson such a good politician.

A resident of Halifax, Anderson was born in the county on May 13, 1922, the son of the late Walter Claude Anderson Sr. and the late Virginia Hudson Anderson. He was married to Kathryn Midkiff Anderson, who survives.

He was a WWII Army veteran with Company F, 82nd Airborne and was a member of First Baptist Church.

A funeral service will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at Powell Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jack Stewart officiating. Burial will follow at the Oak Ridge Cemetery with military rites.