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BETTY RUTH TIPTON

Betty Ruth Tipton, age 84, died Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013, at the Center on Aging and Health. She was a native of Erwin, and a daughter of the late Vance and Hazel McInturf Henley.
Ms. Tipton was a Christian and a faithful member of Trinity Freewill Baptist Church. She was a loving mother. She loved to travel and was ready when someone said “Let’s go.”
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers: Charles Henley, Ray Henley, Earnest Henley, Jake Henley, Howard Henley and Bobby Henley; sisters: June Honeycutt, Shirley Bailey and Charlotte Tipton.
Survivors include two daughters: Margaret Rittichier and her husband Dave, of Erwin, Helen Furches and her husband Charlie, of Erwin; two sons: Toney Tipton and his wife Chae Hui, of Grovetown, Ga., Johnny Tipton and his wife Bonnie, of South Mills, N.C.; 10 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral service for Ms. Tipton was at 7 p.m., Friday, Jan. 11, at Trinity Freewill Baptist Church. The Rev. Andy Patterson officiated.
A committal service was held at 11:30 a.m., at Roselawn Memory Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made to the Activity Department, C/O Center on Aging and Health, 880 S. Mohawk St., Erwin, TN 37650.
Condolences and memories may be shared with the family and viewed at www.valleyfuneralhome.net.
Valley Funeral Home was in charge.