Sarah Joanne Wells McAnally
June 18, 1937 -
June 1, 2020

Visitation

June 6, 2020
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Service 

June 6, 2020
1:00 PM

Interment

Obituary

Funeral service for Mrs. Sarah Joanne Wells McAnally, age 82, of Taft, TN will be conducted at 1 pm on Saturday, June 6, 2020 at Higgins Funeral Home with Bro. Ed Johnson officiating. Burial will follow in Pleasant Grove Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be from 11am until time of the service on Saturday.

Joanne was born on June 18, 1937, in Lincoln County, TN to the late Kenneth Lilbern and Minnie Lee Monks Wells. She passed away on June 1, 2020. Joanne was married for 54 years to the love of her life, Thomas McAnally before his passing in 2009. She was a graduate of Central High School, class of 1955. She worked in the banking industry, at Dominion Bank, Union National Bank, and First Union Bank, now known as US Bank before retiring after 38 years of service. Joanne loved to read and spend time with her grandchildren.

Mrs. McAnally survived by her son, Steve McAnally of Fayetteville; granddaughter, Amy McAnally (Scott) Clemons; grandson, Alex (Amanda) McAnally both of Fayetteville; great grandchildren, Raegan Clemons, Maclane Clemons, Hayden McAnally, Maddie McAnally, and Landry McAnally; sister, Margaret McBride; sister in law, Peggy McAnally Phillips; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband.

Higgins Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Mrs. Sarah Joanne McAnally.

In accordance with State of Tennessee Executive Order No. 38 by Governor Bill Lee, social gatherings are limited to no more than 50 participants. For your safety we recommend face coverings, 6 feet social distancing, practicing good hygiene, and remaining home if you feel sick. The family invites you to share memories at higginsfh.com.

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28 Comments

  1. era jean blaylock hancock

    So sorry about the loss of Joanne, I knew your family from Bellview, Tn. and her sister, Margaret and I were good friends.

    Reply
  2. Ray Woods

    So very sorry for your loss. Joanne and Thomas were great friends. I will miss her greatly.

    Reply
  3. Charles R Wright

    Steve, Your Mom was a true Lady whom I admired greatly. I remember fondly the times of our families and others would meet between both ours and your home in the ’60’s primarily to play Country Music. Our prayers are with you and family during this time and season of grief.

    Reply
  4. Frances Gibson, Vera Stewart, Billy and Cindy Langford

    Steve,Amy,Alex,Margeret- we are still shocked and saddened over Mrs Joanne- there is no doubt she loved Her family- praying for Gods comfort for you all

    Reply
  5. Anne Beddingfield

    I wish to extend my heartfelt deepest sympathies to the precious family for your great loss of a beautiful lady..I pray for comfort for you all.

    Reply
  6. Denise & Rickey Smith

    heaven gained an angel…. our heart is breaking for you Steve, I known how close you were with your mother.. she was such a precious lady. may GOD bless and comfort you and your family during this difficult time, you guys are in our prayers.

    Reply
  7. Lynn Sharpe

    Dear Steve and family….so sorry for the loss of your Mom. Y’all are in my heart and prayers. God bless y’all.

    Reply
  8. Kim Crabtree

    Steve and family I am so sorry for your loss praying for you and your family

    Reply
  9. Kim Crabtree

    Steve I am so sorry for your loss praying for you and your family

    Reply
  10. Linda A Childers & James Childers

    I am so sorry to hear of this loss. I worked with Joanne and she was a wonderful lady. She was such a very sweet and very special person. Steve, just know that you are in our prayers and you have our deepest sympathy. James and Linda “Elmore” Childers

    Reply
  11. Michelle Noles Pamplin

    Steve,Amy, and Alex and family words can’t describe how sorry I am about the passing of Ms. Joanne. She was the best, it was wonderful to have her in me family and my life. She was the best Grammy to not only my grandchildren but hers as well. She will be missed dearly. Will be praying for your family at this difficult time. But just know she’s in good hands with our Lord and Savior. I love each and everyone of y’all very much.

    Reply
  12. Buddy and Sandra Stout

    God love all of you and give you comfort and peace. She was a beautiful person inside and out. Buddy worked with her for more than 25 years and said he couldn’t remember a time when she complained about what she had to do. She just did her work. She was such a positive and up-beat person. G0d bless all of you and give you peace.

    Reply
  13. Dorothea Kolle

    Steve I’m so sorry… she was an awesome lady … praying for you… l will cherish her comments.. always had nothing but nice things to say … please let Dwight & l know if you need anything… praying for peace and comfort

    Reply
  14. Kris & Stacey Hagy

    Sorry for you loss may she sing with the Angels and sit beside god’s throne

    Reply
  15. Judy Tucker

    One of the sweetest, soft-spoken ladies ever. She was always a joy to see and visit with. Steve and family, I am so sorry. Please know there are many broken-hearted people who are hurting over her death. You all remain in our prayers.

    Reply
  16. Deweese and Tommy Warren

    Steve, Amy, Alex and family we are so sorry for your loss.Prayers going up for you.

    Reply
  17. Becky Sisk

    Steve and family, I am so sad to hear of the loss of Joanne. She was a very precious and lovely person. May God comfort each of you as only He can.

    Reply
  18. Wanda Jennings Preston

    Joanne was a sweetheart. So glad I knew her. Prayers for her family and all who loved her.

    Reply
  19. Linda Ward Englehart

    I’m so sorry for your your loss! Your family will be be in my prayers!

    Reply
  20. Caleb Morrison

    She will be missed I am on the vantown volunteer firefighter we was there for a good while we got informed were she sleep and went straight too were we was informed and we got too moving everything after putting the house out and I moved the last peace of teen from the roof and I looked down and there she was I just come too tears. So for the loss

    Reply
  21. Monica Means and family

    Steve and family, I am so sorry to hear of you loss. She was a very sweet lady and will truly be missed. You’re in my thoughts and prayers.

    Reply
  22. Tony and Lereca Swinford

    We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family at this time.

    Reply
  23. Wanda and Bob Williams and Naomi Wallace

    Steve, Amy, Alex and families, We are so sorry to hear of sweet Joanne’s passing. She was such a dear person and always so glad to see us as we were her. I grew up around her and Mr. Thomas when he worked for my Dad at his service station. She loved all of you and talked about you when I would see her. Our thought and prayers are with you. May you find comfort and peace in the days ahead.

    Reply
  24. JudyHolt

    Praying for the family

    Reply
  25. Randy & Dorothy Taylor

    We are so sorry for your loss she was a great lady I remember her through Prospect Baptist Church she will be missed by all praying for you all

    Reply
  26. Marie Dye

    Steve, I’m so sorry for the loss of your mother! Prayers for you and your family at this difficult time!❤️🙏🙏

    Reply
  27. Gay and Joe Parsley

    My heart breaks with the loss of my friend, Joanne. She was such a sweet, nice lady who I loved working with at the bank in the 60’s. My Condolences, Steve, Amy, Alex and family.

    Reply
    • Judy Stafford

      Steve and Family, my heart is broken with the loss of this sweet beautiful lady. I want you to know I’m thinking of you all at this most difficult time. My prayers and thoughts are with y’all. With love, Judy Stafford

      Reply

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Memories

28 Comments

  1. era jean blaylock hancock

    So sorry about the loss of Joanne, I knew your family from Bellview, Tn. and her sister, Margaret and I were good friends.

    Reply
  2. Ray Woods

    So very sorry for your loss. Joanne and Thomas were great friends. I will miss her greatly.

    Reply
  3. Charles R Wright

    Steve, Your Mom was a true Lady whom I admired greatly. I remember fondly the times of our families and others would meet between both ours and your home in the ’60’s primarily to play Country Music. Our prayers are with you and family during this time and season of grief.

    Reply
  4. Frances Gibson, Vera Stewart, Billy and Cindy Langford

    Steve,Amy,Alex,Margeret- we are still shocked and saddened over Mrs Joanne- there is no doubt she loved Her family- praying for Gods comfort for you all

    Reply
  5. Anne Beddingfield

    I wish to extend my heartfelt deepest sympathies to the precious family for your great loss of a beautiful lady..I pray for comfort for you all.

    Reply
  6. Denise & Rickey Smith

    heaven gained an angel…. our heart is breaking for you Steve, I known how close you were with your mother.. she was such a precious lady. may GOD bless and comfort you and your family during this difficult time, you guys are in our prayers.

    Reply
  7. Lynn Sharpe

    Dear Steve and family….so sorry for the loss of your Mom. Y’all are in my heart and prayers. God bless y’all.

    Reply
  8. Kim Crabtree

    Steve and family I am so sorry for your loss praying for you and your family

    Reply
  9. Kim Crabtree

    Steve I am so sorry for your loss praying for you and your family

    Reply
  10. Linda A Childers & James Childers

    I am so sorry to hear of this loss. I worked with Joanne and she was a wonderful lady. She was such a very sweet and very special person. Steve, just know that you are in our prayers and you have our deepest sympathy. James and Linda “Elmore” Childers

    Reply
  11. Michelle Noles Pamplin

    Steve,Amy, and Alex and family words can’t describe how sorry I am about the passing of Ms. Joanne. She was the best, it was wonderful to have her in me family and my life. She was the best Grammy to not only my grandchildren but hers as well. She will be missed dearly. Will be praying for your family at this difficult time. But just know she’s in good hands with our Lord and Savior. I love each and everyone of y’all very much.

    Reply
  12. Buddy and Sandra Stout

    God love all of you and give you comfort and peace. She was a beautiful person inside and out. Buddy worked with her for more than 25 years and said he couldn’t remember a time when she complained about what she had to do. She just did her work. She was such a positive and up-beat person. G0d bless all of you and give you peace.

    Reply
  13. Dorothea Kolle

    Steve I’m so sorry… she was an awesome lady … praying for you… l will cherish her comments.. always had nothing but nice things to say … please let Dwight & l know if you need anything… praying for peace and comfort

    Reply
  14. Kris & Stacey Hagy

    Sorry for you loss may she sing with the Angels and sit beside god’s throne

    Reply
  15. Judy Tucker

    One of the sweetest, soft-spoken ladies ever. She was always a joy to see and visit with. Steve and family, I am so sorry. Please know there are many broken-hearted people who are hurting over her death. You all remain in our prayers.

    Reply
  16. Deweese and Tommy Warren

    Steve, Amy, Alex and family we are so sorry for your loss.Prayers going up for you.

    Reply
  17. Becky Sisk

    Steve and family, I am so sad to hear of the loss of Joanne. She was a very precious and lovely person. May God comfort each of you as only He can.

    Reply
  18. Wanda Jennings Preston

    Joanne was a sweetheart. So glad I knew her. Prayers for her family and all who loved her.

    Reply
  19. Linda Ward Englehart

    I’m so sorry for your your loss! Your family will be be in my prayers!

    Reply
  20. Caleb Morrison

    She will be missed I am on the vantown volunteer firefighter we was there for a good while we got informed were she sleep and went straight too were we was informed and we got too moving everything after putting the house out and I moved the last peace of teen from the roof and I looked down and there she was I just come too tears. So for the loss

    Reply
  21. Monica Means and family

    Steve and family, I am so sorry to hear of you loss. She was a very sweet lady and will truly be missed. You’re in my thoughts and prayers.

    Reply
  22. Tony and Lereca Swinford

    We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family at this time.

    Reply
  23. Wanda and Bob Williams and Naomi Wallace

    Steve, Amy, Alex and families, We are so sorry to hear of sweet Joanne’s passing. She was such a dear person and always so glad to see us as we were her. I grew up around her and Mr. Thomas when he worked for my Dad at his service station. She loved all of you and talked about you when I would see her. Our thought and prayers are with you. May you find comfort and peace in the days ahead.

    Reply
  24. JudyHolt

    Praying for the family

    Reply
  25. Randy & Dorothy Taylor

    We are so sorry for your loss she was a great lady I remember her through Prospect Baptist Church she will be missed by all praying for you all

    Reply
  26. Marie Dye

    Steve, I’m so sorry for the loss of your mother! Prayers for you and your family at this difficult time!❤️🙏🙏

    Reply
  27. Gay and Joe Parsley

    My heart breaks with the loss of my friend, Joanne. She was such a sweet, nice lady who I loved working with at the bank in the 60’s. My Condolences, Steve, Amy, Alex and family.

    Reply
    • Judy Stafford

      Steve and Family, my heart is broken with the loss of this sweet beautiful lady. I want you to know I’m thinking of you all at this most difficult time. My prayers and thoughts are with y’all. With love, Judy Stafford

      Reply

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