Services for Mr. Roger Lee Anderson were held 2 p.m., Friday, Nov. 23, 2012, at the Conehatta School Gym with burial in the St. Catherine Catholic Church Cemetery. The Rev. Robert Patrick and the Rev. George Dixon will officiate.

Mr. Anderson, 65, of Conehatta, died Monday, Nov. 19, 2012, at Choctaw Health Center. Milling Funeral Home of Union was in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Anderson served 41 years of Tribal Service, which included 19 years of Tribal Council. He also served 11 years of Military service.

Survivors include wife, Sarina Anderson of Conehatta; three sons, Ricky Anderson and wife Phyliss of Carthage, Randy Anderson and wife Pamela of Conehatta and Brandon Anderson of Conehatta; six daughters, Karen Thomas and husband Ferrell of Conehatta, Tarina McMillan and husband Harvey, Sr. of Conehatta, Sheena Edwards and husband Kevin of Walnut Grove, Durnene Farmer and husband Brent of Conehatta, Jessica Smith and husband Buford of Philadelphia and Sarrica Anderson of Conehatta; one sister, Edvena John of Conehatta; 33 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren. He is survived by numerous foster children. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

Mr. Anderson was preceded in death by parents, Mr. Phillip and Ms. Zula Mae Anderson; one daughter, Lawanda Shenene Anderson; one grandchild, Jason Keith Anderson; one brother, Hilbert Daniel Anderson; and two sisters, Vina Mae Jefferson and Mattie Lynn Ben.

Pallbearers were Walter Wilson, Darren Taylor, Charles Moulds, Scott Thomas, Billy Robertson and Willie Charles McGee. Honorary pallbearers were Mark Kelly, Rodgrick Anderson, Jaric Anderson, Kelby Anderson, Cody Anderson, Keantray Thomas, Alaric Keams, Lane Farmer, Kameren Taylor Hickman and Derek Reynolds.