Mary Ann Fulmer

June 5, 1933April 4, 2014

Loving mother, grandmother and friend, Mary Ann (Lipham) Fulmer, entered eternal life on Friday, April 4, 2014. Born in Clay County Alabama on June 5, 1933, she was the seventh of ten children born to Albert and Slonia Lipham. In 1952 she moved to Anniston AL in hopes of a brighter future. While raising two sons and a daughter, she worked alongside her first husband, Carl Thagard, in their family restaurant, Pop's Bar-b-q. After the death of her husband in 1973, she continued working in the restaurant business with close friends at Betty's Bar-b-q. It was there in 1983 she met and fell in love with Jack Fulmer. Mr. and Mrs. Fulmer resided in Eastaboga AL until his death in 2009. Mrs. Fulmer welcomed 9 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren throughout her lifetime and enjoyed spending every available minute she had with them. Mrs. Fulmer is survived by two sons, Dennis Lipham (Angela), and Carl “Brad” Thagard (Ericka); and a daughter, Judy Thagard Johnson (Jimmy Nail); grandchildren, Phillip Lipham, Matthew Lipham (Shelley), Lee Bean (Carey), Rett Rasmusan, Gavin Thagard, Jacob Ralph, Carter Ralph, Karen Johnson, and Brandon Thagard; great-grandchildren Aiden, Noah, and Carley. The family will receive friends between 6pm and 8pm, Monday, April 7, 2014. The service will be held on Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at 1pm. Both the viewing and the ceremony will be held at Gray Brown Service Mortuary 1329 Wilmer Ave, Anniston, AL 36201. Arrangements under the direction of Gray Brown-Service Mortuary & Crematory, Anniston, Alabama.


  • Visitation Monday, April 7, 2014
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Mary Ann Fulmer

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April 8, 2014

My condolences and prayers go out to the family and friends. I hope that the moments and laughter shared bring you peace during this difficult time. I pray that you can draw consolation and hope from the God of all comfort (2 Cor. 1:3)

Max & Mary Kirby

April 7, 2014

Praying for your comfort and peace during this very sad time. God Bless your family.

Debbie Klein

April 7, 2014

I'm so very sorry for your loss. I have so many fond memories of growing up and spending time with you all and your precious Mom. My love and prayers to you all.

April 6, 2014

April 6, 2014