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Mary “Jo” Lipford, age 85, 2480 Hwy 421 N, Mountain City, TN passed away Monday, January 6, 2014 after a brief illness. She was born December 16, 1928 to the late Joe Allen Cooper and Flora Woodson Cooper. Jo was a member of Liberty Christian Church. She enjoyed crossword puzzles and watching Jeopardy and Wheel of Fortune. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband: Ray B. Lipford; one sister: Eunice Pearson and one brother: Elvis Perry Cooper.
Survivors include three sons: Eric Lipford of the home; David Lipford and wife Gail, of Mountain City, TN; and Bradley Lipford and Rebecca Humphrey, of Mountain City, TN; grandchildren: Michael Lipford, Jason Lipford, Carson Joe Lipford, Shelby Michelle Lipford, Landon Michael Lipford and Sonja Marie Lipford; one great grandchild: Little David Lipford; and several nieces and nephews. Special friends Betty Reece and James Hayworth also survive.
Funeral services were conducted at 5:00 p.m. Friday, January 10, 2014 from the East Side Memory Chapel of Hux-Lipford Funeral Home with Mr. Maurice Widener officiating. The family received friends from 4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. prior to the funeral service. Interment was Saturday, January 11, 2014 in Phillippi Cemetery. Honorary pallbearers were Jimmy Hayworth, Jason Lipford, Michael Lipford, Loren Garland, T. J. Walters and Bradley Lipford.
Friends may call at the residence, 2480 Hwy 421 N, Mountain City, TN at any time.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the family through Hux-Lipford Funeral Home, 300 West Main Street, Mountain City, TN 37683.
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Professional services for Mary Jo Lipford are in the care of Hux-Lipford Funeral Home.