Linda Averett (12-28-09) services 1-1-10


Linda Averett

Linda Alexander Shipley Averett, of Memphis, passed away Monday, Dec. 28, at Baptist East Hospital in Memphis. Services are 1 p.m., Friday, Jan. 1, at Shackelford Funeral Directors of Bolivar with Dr. Tom Lindberg officiating. Burial follows at Saulsbury Cemetery.

The widow of Harold G. Shipley, who died in 1977, she worked at Watkins-Uiberall CPA’s. She was born April 15, 1944, in Cerro Gordo to the late Arvel B. Alexander and Lola Love Alexander. She lived in Michigan, Saulsbury for many years, and in Memphis for over 20 years. She attended First Assembly of God on Walnut Grove Road.

Survivors include a daughter and her husband, Christie Shipley Strickland and Graham of Memphis; five sisters, Marie Alexander of Waynesboro, Clo Simon of St. Louis, Mo., Judith Beckham of Cerro Gordo, Ellen Neff of Memphis, Lawanda Carroll of Savannah; three brothers, Douglas Alexander of Cerro Gordo, Ray Alexander of Memphis, Keeton Alexander of Tucson, Ariz.; and four grandchildren, Mackenzie, Molly, Thomas, and Simon Strickland. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers and one sister.

Memorials may be directed to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, Okla. 73123-1718.

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