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Mary Francis Sipes | 1926-2013

Published Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Mary Francis (McCulley) Sipes

Mary Francis (McCulley) Sipes, 87, a homemaker, died Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, in Decatur.

Funeral was Oct. 1 at Friendship Baptist Church in Boyd with the Rev. Terry Terry officiating. Burial followed at Friendship Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Tim Sipes, Darrin Tackett, Chris Tackett, Chase Tackett, Jake Furlong and Chad Land.

Mary was born May 18, 1926, in Springtown to Ben and Mattie (Young) McCulley. She married C.D. Sipes May 31, 1941, in Springtown and was a wife and homemaker. She was an active member of Friendship Baptist Church.

Mary was preceded in death by her husband of 69 years, C.D. Sipes; son Charles Sipes; and sister Mozelle Smith.

She is survived by her daughter, Nelda Tackett and husband, Jim, of Paradise; sons Mike Sipes and wife, Sherry, of Graham, and Richard Sipes and wife, Rhonda, of Graham; and daughter-in-law Naomi Sipes of Boyd.

She is also survived by eight grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; sisters Jessie Woods of Fort Worth and Wynona Brown and husband, Ralph, of Fort Worth; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

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