John O. Lipham

June 29, 1926March 6, 2018

Funeral service for John O. Lipham, 91, of Anniston, will be 1pm, Friday, March 9th, 2018 at Gray Brown-Service Mortuary with the Rev. Betty Bishop officiating. Burial will follow at Anniston Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 12-1pm Friday at the funeral home. Mr. Lipham passed away March 6, 2018, in Laceys Spring, AL.

Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Mattie Sue Lipham; daughters Sherry Adams (James) and Marie Cannon; grandchildren Matthew Few, Kimberly Cannon, Warren Cannon, Ashleigh Hargrove, Brittney Kendrick, and Sonny Bell; eleven great grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; brothers Herbert Lipham (Hilda) and Charles Lipham; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Mr. Lipham is preceded in death by his sons Johnny Lipham and Randy Few; his parents Albert and Slonia Carter Lipham; three sisters; and four brothers.

Pallbearers will be family and friends.

Mr. Lipham was a member of The Church of God and a veteran of the United States Army. He enjoyed working on small engines in his free time and watching Alabama Football. He loved spending time with his kids and grandkids. He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather and will be greatly missed.


  • Mattie Sue Lipham, Wife of 57 years
  • Sherry (James) Adams, Daughter
  • Marie Cannon, Daughter
  • Matthew Few, Grandchild
  • Kimberly Cannon, Grandchild
  • Warren Cannon, Grandchild
  • Ashleigh Hargrove, Grandchild
  • Brittney Kendrick, Grandchild
  • Sonny Bell, Grandchild
  • Eleven (11), Great-Grandchildren
  • Two (2), Great-Great-Grandchildren
  • Herbert (Hilda) Lipham, Brother
  • Charles Lipham, Brother
  • A host of, Nieces and Nephews


  • Visitation Friday, March 9, 2018
  • Funeral Service Friday, March 9, 2018

John O. Lipham

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Elaine Dilbeck

March 8, 2018

John always had a great big laugh for everyone. I never saw him in a bad mood, and usually had a joke or two. He always loved for me to make him Salmon patties and biscuits. I hate I didn't take the time to do them for him more often. He was already missed when they moved away from Anniston, but I knew he was a car ride away. He now will be sorely missed until we get to Heaven and see him again.

My thoughts and prayers are with all of you family.