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Wadesboro - On Sunday, January 16, 2022, Anna Hyder Baucom passed away comfortably in her home with her daughters and her amazing caregivers at her side. Anna always said that if her husband Lonnie were to ever leave her, she was going with him. True to her word, she was reunited with him 71 days after his passing.
Anna was born in Columbia County, FL on July 16, 1943 to Gracie Robinson Brackett and Thomas Cleveland Brackett. At the age of 1, Anna was adopted by her mother’s second husband, and she was raised by her parents Gracie Robinson Hyder and Edgar Richmond Hyder.
Anna graduated from West Mecklenburg High School in 1961 and received an Associate of Arts in Accounting from Charlotte College in 1964. With the love and support of her husband and three children, Anna returned to college, earning a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from UNC Charlotte in 1979.
In March 1966, she married the love of her life, Lonnie Baucom, waited patiently for him to return from boot camp, then married Lonnie again in May 1966. Anna and Lonnie made their home in Wadesboro in 1969 and were dedicated to serving Anson County the remainder of their lives.
Anna became the first woman magistrate in Anson County in 1972. She devoted over twenty years of her life to Anson Community College (now South Piedmont Community College) in multiple roles, including Director of Institutional Research and Executive Director of Information Systems.
Anna was the first woman to serve as an Anson County Commissioners, serving 1993-1998 and 2006-2018. She served as Chair 1997-98 and 2006-2018. Upon her retirement from public service, she was awarded the Order of the Long Leaf Pine.
She was an active member of First United Methodist Church, Wadesboro and supported many community organizations and causes for the citizens of Anson County. Anna maintained a strong sense of integrity and held firm to her commitment to Anson County and to act within the law, even when this made her unpopular.
In addition to her parents, Anna was preceded in death by her husband, Lonnie and her dear family friends, Jack and Lou Covington.
She is survived by her daughters DeAhn, Nicole, and Samantha Baucom; her sons-in-law, Tim Hitch and Lance Randall; her daughter-in-law, Laura Rogers; her grandchildren Anna and Sydney Baucomhitch, Georgeanna Randall, Elijah Baucom Hays, Ben Randall, and Wyatt Baucom; her grandson-in-law Chase Browne; Fred and Cindy Covington and their children Meredith, Matt, Gretchen, Will and John Ross.
There will be a celebration of life service at 2:00 PM Saturday, September 3, 2022 at First United Methodist Church, Wadesboro with Rev. Stacey Lundy officiating. Inurnment will follow in the church columbarium,
The family suggests memorials be made to First United Methodist Church of Wadesboro Scholarship fund, 118 E. Morgan Street, Wadesboro, NC 28170 or to Anson Partnership for Children, 117 South Green Street, Wadesboro NC 28170.
The arrangements are in care of Leavitt Funeral Home and online condolences may be made at www.leavittfh.com