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Lois Emmert Tipton, 94, of Erwin, died Tuesday, Sept. 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 died Dec. 3, 1985, a daughter, Louise T. Grubb, a sister, Gladys Emmert Sams, and her brother, Col. Ben H. Emmert Jr.
Survivors include 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, Calif.; two brothers: Lt. Col. Robert W. Emmert and wife, Isolde, Ludwigshafen, Germany, Richard Emmert, Lompoc, Calif., and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral service for Mrs. Lois Tipton was held Friday, Sept. 16, at 2 p.m., in the chapel of Robert Ledford Funeral Home. The Rev. Larry Wiley officiated. Special music was provided by organist Inez Chandler and solo selections by the Rev. Larry Wiley. Interment followed in Evergreen Cemetery.
The family requests that those wishing to make memorial contributions make them to First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 526, Erwin, TN 37650.
Robert Ledford Funeral Home and Chapel was in charge.