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Lois Tipton, Erwin

Published September 13th, 2011 10:37 pm

ERWIN — Lois Emmert Tipton, age 94, of Erwin, went home to be with the Lord Tuesday morning, September 13, 2011, at Erwin Health Care Center.
She was a lifelong resident of Unicoi County and a daughter of the late Ben Harrison and Effie Allen Emmert. Mrs. Tipton served with the Women’s Army Corps (WAC) during World War II, taught school in Unicoi County for nearly 30 years, and was a faithful member of the First Baptist Church in Erwin.
Mrs. Tipton was a dedicated wife and mother and spent her life caring for others.
Other than her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, McKinley (Mack) Tipton, who went home to be with the Lord December 3, 1985; a daughter, Louise T. Grubb; a sister, Gladys Emmert Sams; and her brother, Colonel Ben H. Emmert Jr.
Mrs. Tipton is survived by one daughter, Janet T. Edwards and husband, Dewey, and a son-in-law, Bruce Grubb, all of Erwin; four grandchildren: David W. Grubb, Samuel M. Grubb, Amanda C. Beattie, and Alicia A. Rogers; four great-grandchildren; one sister, Louise Tillman and husband, Jerry, Fresno, California; two brothers, Lt. Colonel Robert W. Emmert and wife, Isolde, Ludwigshafen, Germany, Richard Emmert, Lompoc, California; and several nieces and nephews also survive.
Funeral service for Mrs. Lois Tipton will be held Friday, September 16, 2011, at 2:00 p.m. in the chapel of Robert Ledford Funeral Home. Reverend Ray Sorrells and Reverend Larry Wiley will officiate. Special music will be provided by organist Inez Chandler and solo selections by Reverend Larry Wiley.
Interment will be immediately following in Evergreen Cemetery.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home Friday from 1:00 p.m. until service time.
The family requests that those wishing to make memorial contributions may make them to First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 526, Erwin, Tennessee 37650.
Condolences and memories may be shared with the family at
Robert Ledford Funeral Home and Chapel, 720 Ohio Avenue, Erwin, is in charge of the arrangements. (423) 743-1380