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Sarah Anderson Nipper

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Aug. 11, 1926 - July 5, 2019

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GRAY: Sarah “Julia” Anderson Nipper, passed away peacefully Thursday morning, July 5, surrounded by her loving family and friends. A visitation was Sunday, July 7, from 3:00 - 5:00, at Gray Memorial Chapel, Gray. Graveside services were at Riverside Cemetery at 11:00 a.m., July 8.

Julia was born on August 11, 1926 in Macon to the late Charles G. and Olive Anderson. Julia was a member of First Baptist Church in Gordon and the Gentile Sunday School Class. Julia retired from General Steel Company after 33 years of service. She enjoyed playing the piano and painting, but her greatest joy was traveling with her late husband Pat. They enjoyed many years of camping with the Bonded Brothers of Bluegrass and Sisters of Bluegrass, riding motorcycles, and traveling in their Hudsons. Julia had a sweet spirit and great sense of humor. When asked how she was, her response was always, “fat and sassy.”

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her loving husband, of 47 years, Donald E. “Pat” Nipper; daughters, Susan K. Baker, and Sarah Bernice Brown; son, Scotty Nipper and wife Wanda; son, Charles Griffith Brown; sister, Bernice Busbee; and brother, Harry Kemp Anderson.

Left to cherish her memory are her children, Tommy (Gail) Brown, Barbara (David) Mercer; step-daughter, Cheryl Rozar; sister-in-law, Helen (Joe) Curlee; grandchildren, Phillip (Amanda) Mercer, Andy (Kellan) Mercer, Dawn (Billy) Tidwell, Penny (Chuck) Hatfield, Jordy (Sarah) Nipper, Tyler Rozar, Trevor Rozar, and Brandon Rozar; 10 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren.


Gray Memorial Chapel was honored to be entrusted with the care of the Nipper Family. Gray Memorial Chapel, 4387 Gray Highway, Gray.