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Lily Frances Hipkins

June 12, 1936 ~ April 15, 2023 (age 86) 86 Years Old


Lily Frances Hipkins, age 86, of Murfreesboro passed away Saturday, April 15, 2023 at her home in Murfreesboro.  She was born to her parents, Ernest Melton & Guy Rogers Melton on June 12, 1936 in the Gassaway Community of Cannon Co.

She was survived by her son & daughter-in-law, Mark & Sheril Hipkins of Murfreesboro; Grandchildren, Carrie Hipkins & Emma (Chris) Mills; Step-Grandchildren, Christopher (Renee) Fults & Maegan Anderson, 5 great-grandchildren, and niece Paula (Michael) Szymanski of Michigan also survive.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Francis Eugene Hipkins; and siblings, Virginia Caldwell & Ernest "Bud" Melton.

Ms. Hipkins was a member of the Salem United Methodist Church and was the officer manager at Frank's Plumbing and a cashier at Ace Hardware.  She was small, but tough, was a giver, and loved to read.  She enjoyed watching women's basketball and working at the food bank at Bellview United Methodist Church.

The family will receive friends for the visitation from 12 PM to 2 PM Saturday, April 22, 2023 at Woodbury Funeral Home with Graveside Services to follow at 2:30 PM at Center Hill Cemetery with Bro. Steve Malone officiating.  

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Alive Hospice.

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April 22, 2023

12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Woodbury Funeral Home

Graveside Service
April 22, 2023

2:30 PM
Center Hill Cemetery


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