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“Jackie, I'm so sorry for your loss. God Bless you and the kids during this time of sorrow. If I can do anything to help, please let me know. Love you. ”
1 of 8 | Posted by: Gail Settlemyre - Rhodhiss, NC

“Thinking about and praying for each of you during this diffult time. ”
2 of 8 | Posted by: Terri, Zack, and Brandi Barnes

“We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts & prayers are with you. We Love You All Very Much. Helen, Jennifer, Brandon & Family ”
3 of 8 | Posted by: Jennifer Cannon - Burnsville, NC

“God bless ”
4 of 8 | Posted by: Matthew Sprinkle - Hickory, NC

“So very sorry for your loss. I love you jerica and God bless your family. ”
5 of 8 | Posted by: Ericka Helms - NC - Friend

“Never have I met a more caring man. He is loved by so many people and will truly be missed. Fly High Papaw, we will see you again!!! ”
6 of 8 | Posted by: jo boone - hickory, NC - Friend

“Little Ebb. Was what my dad and mom always called Elbert. He was always such a good friend and neighbor. My condolences to all the family. ”
7 of 8 | Posted by: Jerry Griffith - Green mtn, NC

“Sorry for your loss. Prayers! Friends of Norman and Darrell ”
8 of 8 | Posted by: Rex Ray and family - Burnsville, NC


Mr. Elbert Tipton, 76, of Connelly Springs, passed away on Tuesday, November 6, 2018 at his family's residence, following a period of declining health.
Elbert was born on November 15, 1941 in Yancey County to the late Brisco Tipton and Georgia Griffith Tipton. He was retired from the furniture industry, where he worked in the rub room and packaging for many years.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers.
Survivors include his wife, Jackie Watson Tipton of the home, one son, James Tipton of Connelly Springs and one daughter, Kimberly Summerow and husband Donnie of Valdese. Also surviving are four brothers, Elmer, Norman, Darrell and Dean Tipton, four sisters, Ruth Martin, Doris Edwards, Wanda Lea Cannon and Helen Cannon, three grandchildren; Jerica Tipton, Emilee and Mylee Summerow, one step grandchild, Andrew Millwood and a number of nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends on Saturday, from 1:00 until 2:00 P.M. at Heritage Funeral Service in Valdese
A graveside service will be held on Saturday, November 10, 2018 at 2:30 P.M. at Fellowship Baptist Church Cemetery in Connelly Springs, with Darrell Tipton officiating.
Memorials may be sent to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 15829, Arlington, VA 22215 or the National Kidney Foundation, 30 East 33rd St., New York, NY 10016.
An online guestbook and obituary is available at www.heritagefuneralservices.com
Heritage Funeral Service & Crematory of Valdese is serving the Tipton family.