June 17, 1921 ~ November 2, 2003

Born in: Wythe Co., VA,
Resided in: Asheville, NC

DELLA KING TIPTON Della King Tipton, 82, formerly of Mars Hill Retirement Community, died Sunday, November 2, 2003, at the Hospice Solace Center. Mrs. Tipton was born in Wythe Co., VA and was a daughter of the late John A. and Bessie Lambert King. She was married to Joe Ben Tipton who died in 1995. She retired from the VA Hospital with over 30 years service and later from Highland Hospital with over ten years of service. She was a member of West Asheville Baptist Church. She is survived by a son, Wayne Tipton of Weaverville; two grandchildren, Deanna Tipton and Michael Tipton of Weaverville: a brother Perry King and his wife Ruby of Crockett, VA, several nieces and nephews and a loving extended family at Mars Hill Retirement Community. Mrs. Tipton was a happy and fun-loving bundle of joy to all who knew her. Funeral services will be at 7:00 pm Tuesday in the Patton Avenue chapel of Groce Funeral Home with Pastor Judy Yonce officiating. Burial will be at Mountain View Cemetery in Rural Retreat, VA. Her family will receive friends at the funeral home Tuesday evening immediately following the service. Memorials may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

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  1. I just wanted to tell you how sorry I am for your loss, and to tell you you what a wonderful friend she was to me in a time of need.There will always be a special place for her in my heart.

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  2. we are going to miss her, i knew her since 1982 and every since i met her i see her on the street,flea market,post office,grocery store or whereever she always had a kind thing to say to me. and when i left asheville 3 yrs ago i havent seen her since but have thought of her very often. she was a great inspiration in my life when i needed it . she will be missed by alot of people who she touched with her kindness,smile,concern,hugs…..

    barbara

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  3. Wayne, We been friends since we were kids. I’m so very sorry for the lost of your mother. She will be greatly miss. I will always have fond memories. When we were kids coming in from outside on a hot day. She would always give us a coke to drink. And sitting out on the front porch just talking. Our hearts and prayers will be with you and your kids.

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