Viva "Kate" Anthony

January 13, 1948 ~ November 18, 2021 (age 73)


Ms. Viva “Kate” Anthony, age 73 of Roaring River, passed away Thursday, November 18, 2021 at Accordius Health at Wilkesboro.

A graveside service will be held 2:00 PM Monday, November 29, 2021 at White Plains Baptist Church Cemetery with Pastor William Souther officiating.  The family will receive friends from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM Sunday at Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home

Kate was born January 13, 1948 in Surry County to James Edward Anthony and Ella Mae Alexander Anthony. She retired from Wilkes Community College where she worked as a Media Specialist.

Kate is preceded in death by her parents.

Kate is survived by one sister, Inez Eckard (Rodger) of Lewisville; and two brothers, David Anthony (Judy) of Purlear, and Henry Anthony (Teresa) of Pfafftown; nieces and nephews, Stewart Eckard (Tammy), Spencer Eckard (Shannon), Charles Anthony (Alicia), Hunter Anthony (Kelsey), and Danielle Johnson (Dan); four great nephews, and one great niece; special friends, Donna Church, Pat Marley, Kimberly Jimenez, and Glenda Narez.

Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to the Humane Society of Wilkes PO Box 306 North Wilkesboro, NC  28659.

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November 28, 2021

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Reins Sturdivant
270 Armory Road, P.O. Box 1428
Wilkesboro, NC 28659

Graveside Service
November 29, 2021

2:00 PM
White Plains Baptist Church Cemetery
950 White Plains Road
River, NC 28659


Humane Society of Wilkes
PO Box 306, North Wilkesboro NC 28659

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