J.C. Tipton

Thursday, June 29, 2006

J.C. TIPTON, a resident of Green Forest, was born Jan. 23, 1917, in Green Forest, a son of Benjamin Monroe and Mattie Frances (Jackson) Tipton. He died Thursday, June 22, 2006, in Berryville at the age of 89.

Mr. Tipton was a member of the First Baptist Church in Green Forest and a farmer.

On Dec. 13, 1943, he was united in marriage with Hazel (Basham) Tipton, who survives him. He is also survived by three sons, Jack and his wife Kathy Tipton of New Braunfels, Texas, Ricky and his wife Edi Tipton of Green Forest, and Randy Tipton of Fayetteville; one daughter, Martha Malmberg of Green Forest; 11 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; several other relatives and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one daughter, Mattie Grace Kenny, one grandson, seven brothers and three sisters.

Funeral services were to be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 27, 2006, at Nelson's Green Forest Chapel with Rev. Marvin Emmons officiating. Interment was to follow in the Yocum Cemetery under the direction of Nelson Funeral Service. Memorial donations may be made to the First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 550, Green Forest, AR 72638. Online condolences may be sent to the family at nelsonfuneral.com.