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Carolyn Sue Tipton Martinez

Carolyn Sue Tipton Martinez, age 48, of Erwin, passed away on Thursday, November 14, 2013 at her residence following a lengthy battle with cancer. She was a native of Unicoi County and a daughter of Shirley Silvers Tipton and the late Wayne Tipton. She was a CNA for 9 years with Home Health Care through Center on Aging and Health in Erwin. Carolyn was a member of Lower Higgins Creek Church of God. She was a devoted mother and homemaker.

In addition to her mother, Carolyn has left behind to cherish her memories:
Daughter: Marlena Martinez and fiancé, D.A. Silvers of Erwin
Sons: Marcos Martinez of Erwin
Andrew Martinez of Erwin
Austin Martinez of Erwin
Sisters: Wanda Tipton Farley and husband Jimmy of Erwin
Doris Tipton of Erwin
Margaret Tipton Church of Erwin
Mary Jane Tipton of Erwin
Melissa Rutherford and husband Bobby of Erwin
Brothers: Jerry Tipton and wife Debbie of Erwin
Darrell Tipton of Missouri
Ricky Tipton and wife Judy of Erwin
Edward Tipton and Tina Cooper of Erwin
Willard Tipton and wife Donna Sue of Erwin
Bobby Tipton and wife Barbara of Erwin
Larry Tipton and wife Kim of Erwin

The life of Carolyn Sue Martinez will be remembered and honored in a memorial service to be held on Tuesday, November 19, 2013 at 7:00 P.M in the Chapel of Valley Funeral Home. Reverend Craig Shelton and Reverend Darren Shelton will officiate. Musical selections will be provided by the Unicoi County High School Bluegrass Band. A visitation period to share memories and offer support to the family will begin at 5:00 P.M. and continue until 7:00 P.M. on Tuesday, November 19, 2013 in the Chapel of Valley Funeral Home.

Condolences and memories may be shared with the family and viewed at These arrangements are made especially for the family and friends of Carolyn Sue Tipton Martinez through Valley Funeral Home, 1085 N. Main Ave., Erwin, TN, 37650, 423-743-9187.