Clara D. Lippard

Published 8:44 am Monday, November 29, 2021

Funeral service for Clara D. Lippard will be Noon, Monday, November 29, 2021, at Riverwood Family. Visitation is from 10 a.m. until the time of the service.

Mrs. Lippard, 97, of Brookhaven, passed away November 24, 2021. She was born May 20, 1924, in Guys, TN, to Estelle Box Dowdy and Roscoe Dowdy. She was married to her high school sweetheart for 51 years before he entered eternity.

They moved to Brookhaven in 1958 and owned and operated F & C Dollar Store, F & C Wholesale, and SOS in Brookhaven as well as stores in other locations both in Mississippi and Louisiana, for over 30 years. She was a faithful “cheerleader”, following her sons’ baseball, basketball, and football games from the time they began sports through their high school years. She also liked to spend time with her friends playing bridge. She taught her children the value of family, friends, and hard work. Mrs. Lippard was a member of Jackson Street United Methodist Church for over 60 years. She will be greatly missed by her family as well as her faith family.

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She is preceded in death by her husband, James Fay Lippard; daughter, Pamela Cartwright; her parents; sister, Patsy Arnold; and brother, Milton Dowdy.

She is survived by sons Jimmy Lippard (Amy) of Indianapolis, IN and Donny Lippard (Jo) of Columbia, TN, grandchildren Ken Cartwright of Brookhaven, Amanda Gross (Alex) of Spring Hill, TN, Michael Lippard (Katie) of Alexandria, VA, Rebecca Lippard of Columbia, TN, Emily Knerr (Eric) of Columbus, OH, Elizabeth Hobdy (Jason) of Columbia, TN and six great-grandchildren.

Her family would like to thank all her Caregivers at Haven Hall for their love and support during this year.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Jackson Street United Methodist Church, 908 N. Jackson Street, Brookhaven, MS 39601.

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