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Jo Ann Curtis (7-29-14) service 7-31-14

Jo Ann Hight Curtis passed away on Tuesday, July 29, at the Alive Hospice, 1718 Patterson St., Nashville, Tenn. 37203.
Jo Ann was born Oct. 21, 1939, in Morris Chapel, the daughter of the late William Henry Hight and Devora Newman Hight.
She married Larry Travis Curtis in Corinth, Miss., on March 8, 1958, and they have two children, Sabrina Lea Temple of Brentwood, Tenn., and John Frank Curtis of Savannah.
In addition to the above, Jo Ann is survived by brothers, John Wesley Hight and Paul H. Hight; four grandchildren, Nicole Baxter and her husband Brayden and Morgan Cupples and her husband Camron of Savannah, Tenn., Allison Temple and Winfield Temple of Brentwood, Tenn.; two great-grandchildren, Max Cupples and Kellianne Baxter; daughter-in-law, Kelly Webb Curtis and son-in-law, David Temple; and brother-in-law, Ron Curtis of Pensacola, Fla.; nephews, Rodney Hight, Jim Curtis, Jonathan Curtis, Tim Hight, Joe Curtis (deceased) and nieces, Reginia Wyatt, Lisa Neill, Debbie Hight, Paula Hight, Pam Holloway, Rachel Beam, Connie Hockaday; and sisters-in-law, Jodie H. Curtis, Cheryl Hight and Melanie L. Curtis.
Mrs. Curtis was preceded in death by one sister, Betty Gean Hight; and one brother, Sam Hight; two brothers-in-law, James C. Curtis and Brink Curtis.
Jo Ann was an active member of the East End United Methodist Church serving as a children’s Sunday school teacher and serving on numerous committees.
Jo Ann was employed by Hardin County Board of education for 18 years, then 17 years as bookkeeper for Curtis Lumber Company, and four years as co-owner of TJ’s BBQ.
Jo Ann was totally involved in her family and so much wanted to live to see her great-grandchildren, which she did.
Jo Ann liked traveling and reading, she was a good cook and enjoyed preparing big meals for her family.
Services were held on Thursday, July 31, at 1 p.m., at Shackelford Chapel in Savannah with Nelson Hight and Thad Calton officiating. Burial followed in the Memory Gardens at Savannah.

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