Licensed Funeral Director & Licensed Pre-need Insurance Agent, Notary Public
Shirley is a native of Smith County where she retired from the State Department of Health with 31 year of service as District Director of Smith, Cannon and Dekalb County Health Departments. During this time, she served as the Service Chairman of the Cancer Society, Chairman, Child Development Council, member of the Foster Care Review Board, member of the Truancy Board. After retirement, she worked a couple of years as Human Resource Director for Carthage General Hospital. After the death of her husband of 30 year, she married Phillip Anderson in Macon County, thus starting in the funeral profession passing the State Board to practice funeral directing in Tennessee in 2000. She is also a licensed insurance & pre-need counselor in the Sate of Tennessee. Since coming to Macon County, she has served on the RAD Committee, Chamber of Commerce, Chairperson, Small business Development Week, and Literacy Board, Lafayette Garden Club and is Vice Chairman of the Macon County Arts Council. Over the years she has taught Sunday School Classes, was a member of the Church Choir and “Adult Singing Ensemble” at First Baptist Church in Carthage. She is currently a member of the Cornerstone Baptist Church in Carthage. All the watercolor artwork displayed at Anderson and Son in Lafayette, Red Boiling Springs and Anderson Funeral Home in Gallatin, as well as on this website were created by Shirley. She is an avid flower gardener. She has two children, a step-son, five grandchildren and three step-grandchildren.