Ann Fitzpatrick

Hamilton County

Ann Davis Fitzpatrick, 91, of Hixson, passed away the evening of Tuesday, April 9, 2013. Originally from Mobile, Ala., she moved here seven years ago to be closer to her daughter, Mariann Fitzpatrick Hughes. Ann was born Oct. 21, 1921 in Monroeville, Ala., and grew up alongside literary giants Harper Lee and Truman Capote. She became quite a character in her own right and eventually settled in Mobile where she assembled aircraft at Brookley Field during World War II. In 1955, she began working for Gayfers department store, where she later became the millinery buyer. During the 1970's her colorful personality served her a regular guest host of The Dot Moore Show.She was preceded in death by her husband Clarence Joseph "Larry" Fitzpatrick; brothers, Buford, Earl and Erby Davis; sister, Doris Davis Banker; and daughter, Frances Fitzpatrick Beck Marshall.Survivors include her daughter, Mariann (John) Fitzpatrick Hughes, of Hixson; grandsons, Tally Beck, of New York and Jack (Wendy) Hughes, of Knoxville; granddaughter, Julie (James) Hughes Floyd, of Hixson; great-grandsons, Nicholas Hughes, of Knoxville and Dylan Floyd, of Hixson; and great-granddaughters, Morgan Floyd, of Hixson and Meagan Hughes, of Knoxville.Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. CDT on Friday at Mobile Memorial Gardens, Mobile, Ala. A reception will follow the service at the Holiday Inn Mobile West.Share your memories, stories and photos at www.legacyfuneralhome.comArrangements are by Legacy Funeral Home and Cremation Center, Soddy-Daisy.

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