(ASHLAND) The celebration of life for William Ray Lipham, 69, of Ashland will be Thursday, Sept. 2, 2021, at 2 p.m. at Benefield Funeral Chapel with Bro. Larry Mitchell officiating. Burial will follow at Calvary Baptist Church Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home from noon to 2 p.m. on Thursday before services begin.

Mr. Lipham passed away Saturday, Aug. 28, at East Alabama Medical Center in Opelika.

A Randolph County native, Mr. Lipham was born March 23, 1952, the son of Levelle and Maggie Sanfrantello Lipham. He was Baptist by faith and drove a truck for Royster Enterprise.

Survivors include his daughter, Angela Lopez (husband, Oreo) of Heflin; son, Joel Brinkley (wife, Christina) of Conway, S.C.; four grandchildren, Jeremiah Dean, Roland Brinkley, Lycean Brinkley and Trinity Brinkley; three nephews and two nieces. Mr. Lipham was preceded in death by his parents; infant sister, Sara Lipham; brother, Wayne Lipham; and sister, Thercy Brown.

Pallbearers will be Jeremiah Dean, Joel Brinkley, Oreo Lopez, Joseph Lipham, Chris Craven and Alan Lipham.

Memorials may be floral, or donations may be made to Benefield Funeral Home to go toward final expenses. Online condolences may be expressed at www.benefieldfhwedowee.com.

Benefield Funeral Home, Wedowee.

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