by Tom L. Childers, revised from the Jackson Sun, Jackson, Tenn., June 19.

HENDERSON, Tenn. (BNc) — Julia Faye (Judy) Anderson Flatt, daughter of the late Ben H. and Lucille Elkins Anderson, born Aug. 17, 1940, passed from this life in Nashville June 17.

She was married to Ben S. Flatt, a gospel preacher for the Henderson church for over 17 years.

The Flatts had celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Jan. 25.

Besides her husband, she is survived by four children, Tammie Flatt, Ben Anderson (Andy) Flatt (Laura); Lisa Cummins (Ronnie); and Tracy (Lonny) Jones; and six grandchildren, Ben Anderson Flatt, Jr., Elizabeth Flatt; Andrew Cummins; Julia, James, and Jeremiah Jones.

Judy was a member of the Henderson church, FHU Associates and Town and Country FCE.

The photo was taken in Oct. 2009, during a gospel meeting with Ben at the New Hope congregation in Middleton, Tenn.

Visitation will be held Sat., June 19, 11 a.m., until services at 4:00 p.m., at the Henderson church building. The funeral will be conducted by Alan Highers, Milton Sewell and family members.

A second visitation will be held Sunday, June 20, from noon until 3 p.m., at Anderson Upper Cumberland Funeral Home, Gainesboro, Tenn. Graveside services will follow in John L. Clark Cemetery, Gainesboro, with Jim Blankenship officiating.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Anderson/Flatt scholarship fund at Freed-Hardeman University. Shackelford Casey Chapel in Henderson is in charge of local arrangements.

Donna Steele, a Freed-Hardeman Associates member, wrote of Judy: “She was the epitome of quiet strength. Her home was always open; her eyes always had a sparkle, and she was always thinking of others.”

An online memorial for Judy has been created at