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Ruth L. (Welch) Tipton

February 22, 1926 ~ August 30, 2019 (age 93)

Ruth L. Tipton, age 93 of Bean Station, passed away Friday, August 30, 2019, at Heritage Center in Morristown.  She was an excellent seamstress and enjoyed sewing as well as reading. She also loved all flowers and gardening.  She was a member of Central View American Christian Church.


She is preceded in death by her parents Dempsey P. and Mary Graham Welch; husband John Tipton Jr, and all but one of her siblings.  She is survived by her sister Rose Runyon; children Johnny (Glenda) Tipton, Jerry Tipton, and Linda Livesay; grandchildren Timothy (Cynthia) Tipton, Joseph “Joey” (Missy) Tipton, Greg (Amy) Tipton, Eddie Tipton, Patrick (Terra) Tipton, Matthew Livesay, Pam (Tony) Ellison, Tabitha (Steve) Ellison, and Junior (Chasity) Starnes; great-grandchildren Madison Tipton, Joseph “Joe” (Brittany) Tipton, Heather (Joseph) Ramsey, Noah Tipton, Alyssa Tipton, Little D, Athena (John) Dalton, Dustin (Beth) Starnes, Joseph (Ashley) Starnes, Jason Starnes, Tyler Starnes (Samantha Rhines), Daniel Starnes, Taylor Starnes, Keegan Starnes, Kyc (Dylan) Ryel, Tosha Arnold, Dorothea Ellison, Hunter Ellison, Johnathan Ellison, Rory Ellison, Raulito Herrera, Augustine Herrera, and Caprice Herrera; and numerous other beloved great-great-grandchildren, family and friends.


The family will receive friends from 5:00 to 7:00 pm Saturday, August 31, 2019, at Smith-Reagan Funeral Home with funeral services to follow.  Graveside services will be held at 12:00 noon on Sunday, September 1, 2019, at Hamblen Memory Gardens in Morristown.  Rev. Jerry Epperson and Rev. Aaron Alder are officiating the services.


Services entrusted to Smith-Reagan Funeral Home of Rutledge, www.smithreaganfuneralhome.com.

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