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Fedex Founder’s Mother Dies

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The mother of Fedex founder and chairman Fred Smith died at age 93.

Sally Hook was born in Jackson, Tenn.

She had three sons, 17 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.

Hook was active in a number of clubs, civic organizations, charities and at St. John’s Episcopal Church.

She was one of eight children, all now deceased, and was widowed three times.

A portion of East Parkway at Poplar Avenue is named in her honor.