Jo Ann Hughes Anderson, age 82 of the Peachtree community in Murphy, NC passed away peacefully on the evening of Saturday, October 1, 2022. She was surrounded by her five daughters and many granddaughters.
Jo Ann was born in Franklin, NC on February 23, 1940 into a large and loving family. In the 1950's the family settled in the Peachtree community. She married the love of her life in 1963, Jack Anderson. Together they had five daughters. Jo Ann was a seamstress, gardener, and talented artist. She was a dedicated member of Upper Peachtree Baptist Church where she enjoyed singing in the church choir.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Anderson; son-in-law, Roger Spiva; and siblings, Grady, Dee, Guy, Jack and Bill Hughes, Joyce Ramsey, Gladys McGaha and Mary Pugh.
Jo Ann is survived by her daughters, Debbie Spiva (the late Roger Spiva), Donna Anderson (GW Hendrix), Pam Johnson (Mike Johnson), Kenny Jo McGrady (Micky McGrady) and Tracey Anderson (Mark Hicks); siblings, Stella Mae Adams, Bonnie Keasler, Johnny Hughes and Howard Hughes; 10 granddaughters, Alexa Spiva (Jonathan Weaver), Sheena Spiva, Rajun McCoy (Thomas Lodwick), Cody Hanley, Tiara Johnson (Danny Wilkins), Amber McGrady, Gena McGrady, Maggie McGrady, Darian Jones (Ben Flaws), McKena McCoy (Brannon McCoy); and 12 great grandchildren, Trinity Garrett (Ryan Russell), Lindy Garrett, Logan Weaver, Aiden Weaver, Eli Farmer, Traven Mowery, Jacob Poe, Liam Hanley, Mila McCoy, Isahia Wilkins, Nixon Puccio and Emma Flaws
Funeral Services will be held at 2 pm, Saturday, October 8, 2022 at the Townson-Rose Funeral Home Chapel in Murphy. Rev. Derek Tilley will officiate. Burial will be in the Valley River Baptist Church Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Mike Johnson, Mickey McGrady, GW Hendrix, Jonathan Weaver, Mark Hicks and Brannon McCoy. Great grandsons will serve as honorary pallbearers: Logan, Eli, Traven, Aiden, Jacob, Liam, Isahia and Nixon.
The family will receive friends from 6 pm to 8 pm, Friday, October 7, 2022 at the Townson-Rose Funeral Home in Murphy.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Valley River Baptist Church Cemetery, c/o Jean Phillips, PO Box 1189, Andrews, NC 28901.
Townson-Rose Funeral Home is in charge of all arrangements.
You may send tributes to the family at www.townson-rose.com