Mr. Anderson was preceded in death by his mother Emma Anderson Hairston and father Isaiah Anderson, brother Harold Anderson, and wife Nita Jean Anderson Murray.
Mr. Anderson was a faithful member of New Trinity Baptist Church. He was a retired certified mechanic for Buick and Pontiac in Greer, SC, and a longtime singer with the Gospel Messengers of South Carolina.
Mr. Anderson is survived by his beloved wife Mary Anderson, and children Alvin Anderson Jr of Columbia SC, Angela Anderson of Murfreesboro TN, Alan Anderson of Greer SC, and Antoniette Tucker (Ivory) of Greer SC; three sisters, Pauline Arnold of Taylors, SC, Martha (Thurmond) Edwards of Winston-Salem, NC, and Laretha Wyatt of McLeansville, NC; two brothers, Thomas Anderson of Greer, SC, and Samuel Hairston of Sacramento, CA; seven grandchildren, great grandchildren, and nieces and nephews.
Funeral services for Mr. Anderson were held on March 19, 2013, at New Trinity Baptist Church, Wellford, SC with Reverend Wendell Thompson officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery.