Berry Highland South


Helen M Lifford

July 16, 1940January 1, 2021

Helen Moulton Lifford, age 80 of Friendsville, Tennessee passed away January 1, 2021 at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center. She was a light in the darkness and a rock to lean on. She was a member of Middlesettlements United Methodist Church. Whether it was serving as Treasurer, Sunday School Teacher, Nursery Worker, or Vacation Bible School, she always enjoyed serving in whatever church she was attending. She worked in the Audit Department of Valley Bank for 29 years. After that she worked for the Halls Public Library, First People’s Bank, Bank First, and various other banks until retiring in her 70’s. She loved the outdoors, driving through the mountains, camping, and watching her children and grandchildren play.

Helen was preceded in death by mother, Cosette Moulton and father, Ralph Moulton; brother, David Roberts Moulton; father-in-law, James T. Lifford Sr., sister-in-law Teresa McGee; nephews, Andy and Austin Merrell.

She is survived by her husband of nearly 45 years, Jim Lifford; daughter, Diana Jones Martin (Ted); son, Jay Lifford; 6 grandchildren, including Tucker (Diana), Taylor, Tatum, Tori, Tricia, and Thomas (Jay); brother, John Moulton (Brenda); sisters, Judy Gray (Jim), Amy Merrell (Rick); nieces and nephews, Rebecca, Melinda, Brady, Mandy, Ava, Seth, Katy, Anna, Chelsey, Skyler, Travis, Samson, Etaly, and Gracie; plus many other people that she treated as sons and daughters.

Family will receive friends from 4-6 PM Wednesday, January 13, 2021 at Berry Highland South Funeral Home, 9010 E Simpson Rd, Knoxville. Family and friends will gather in the chapel of Berry Highland South at 11 AM Thursday, January 14, 2021 for a Graveside Service with Pastor Magan Stubblefield officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to be sent to one of the charity organizations Helen worked with, Family Promise of Blount County. Website: Online condolences may be made at


  • Receiving of Friends

    Wednesday, January 13, 2021

  • LIFFORD, Helen M

    Thursday, January 14, 2021

  • Entombment

    Thursday, January 14, 2021


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