Gary Dale Andrews

May 15, 2012 • Obituaries


(April 5, 1952 – May 12, 2012)

(April 5, 1952 – May 12, 2012)

SANDERSVILLE, Ga. — The Rev. Gary Dale Andrews, 60, of Sandersville, died Saturday, May 12, 2012, in the Washington County Regional Medical Center. A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 17, 2012, in the Prayer Garden of the First Christian Church of Sandersville.

The Rev. Marlon Lastinger will officiate.

Gary “Dale” Andrews was born April 5, 1952, in Artesia, N.M., where he grew up on a [auth] dusty farm and cattle ranch. His 25 years of college included studies in theology, counseling, political science, philosophy, nursing, languages, ministry and public administration. He received his bachelor’s in Bible studies from Oklahoma Christian College. He received a master’s in theology from Harding Graduate School of Theology in Memphis, Tenn. He saw himself as a Christian mystic as well as just an everyday person in pursuit of the practical, spiritual life. He had served as a minister, counselor, nonprofit CEO, and had worked at a variety of practical jobs that kept him close to Earth. His lifestyle was one of minimalism and simplicity. As an experienced TV talk show host and occasional stand-up comedian, he moved audiences to laughter and tears. His writings are reflections of his own spiritual journey with insights into the complexities of simply being human. He was preceded in death by his parents Archie and Joyce Andrews.

Survivors are his wife Cindi Cardwell Andrews, of Sandersville; a sister Gayla Picou, of Hammond, La.; two brothers, Jerry Andrews, of Roswell, N.M., and Jay Andrews of Brownfield, Texas; and several nieces and nephews.

The family requests donations be made to the First Christian Church of Sandersville, P. O. Box 45, Sandersville, GA 31082.

The family will receive friends at the social hall of the First Christian Church on Thursday, May 17, 2012, from 5 to 7 p.m.

May and Smith Funeral Directors in Sandersville is in charge of the arrangements, at

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