Ruby Shehan Tipton, age 89, of Gray, went home to be with Jesus on Thursday, December 29, 2016, at Life Care Center of Gray. A native of Erwin, TN, she was the daughter of the late Melvin and Molly Hill Shehan. Ruby was a retired CNA at Unicoi County Memorial Hospital. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Taft Tipton; her sons, Phillip, Sam and Sonny Tipton; her daughter Marie Erwin Huskins; three infant children; her grandson, Chris Erwin; several brothers and sisters. .
Ruby Tipton has left behind to cherish her memories:
Daughters: Charlotte (Charlee) Dwyer and husband Don, of Gray;
Terri Sams and husband Tom, of Erwin;
Grandchildren: Patrick Dwyer and wife Stephanie, of Gray;
Kelly Dwyer Dunlap and husband Danny, of Knoxville;
Nick Erwin, of Erwin;
Mark Tipton and wife Annita, or Oregon;
Very Special Grandson: Cody Sams, of Erwin;
Sisters: Hazel Lance, of Erwin;
Joann Shehan, of Erwin;
Brothers: Mac Shehan;
Several Nieces and Nephews.
At Mrs. Tipton’s request, a private service was held at Evergreen Cemetery, Erwin, TN,
The family wishes to extend a special thanks to Life Care Center of Gray for the love and care Ruby received.