Faye Hughey Lipe

faye lipe

October 16, 1927 ~ May 28, 2021

Born in: Asheville, NC
Resided in: Asheville, NC

Faye Hughey Lipe, 93, left this world from her home for a better place on Friday, May 28, 2021.

Born October 26, 1927, in Asheville to the late Hugh Lee Hughey and Edna Belle Dockery Hughey, she was the loving and devoted wife of William Carter Lipe.

She was the loving mother of Shelly Lipe Bellanca (Bill Hudak) and of the late Mark Greggory Lipe. Faye was a proud grandmother of Mary B. Lipe, Melissa Hudson (Nick Hudson), Hugh Daniel Lipe (Diana Brock) and Steven M. Micelli, and loving great-grandmother of 16.

Her many fine neighbors who loved her cakes, candy and desserts she prepared for them will miss her. Miss Faye worked for Southern Bell (later AT&T).

She left behind many friends and family including Janice Crowder, Misty Lipe and Maggie Mae and her best friend, Bettie Plemmons.

Graveside services will be at 3:00 p.m. Tuesday at Pisgah View Memorial Park with the Rev. Dr. Stan Welch officiating.

Her family will receive friends from 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at Groce Funeral Home on Patton Avenue.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Youth Camp Ministry, c/o West Asheville Baptist Church, 926 Haywood Road, Asheville, NC 28806.


Graveside Service: June 1, 2021 3:00 pm

Pisgah View Memorial Park
1529 Smoky Park Highway
Candler, NC 28715


Funeral Home Assisting The Family:

Groce Funeral Home - Patton Ave.
1401 Patton Ave.
Asheville, NC 28806


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  1. We loved Faye and loved being next-door neighbors for the past 26 years. When she called and said “meet me at the fence,” we knew we were getting some delicious cake. We have so many memories and we’ll miss her so much.

  2. We have known Mrs.Lipe for many years, probably at least 47 years. She was a loving person. Never forgot anyone. I know she will be missed by so many people however she is at the feet of Jesus rejoining. We love you grandchildren, Daniel, Beth, and Melissa.
    Martha & Bill

  3. Worked with Faye as an Operator at AT&T for years. No one was more fun to sit by.
    She was such a wonderful, kind friend. She loved her family completely.

  4. We have so enjoyed having Faye as our neighbor. She always made sure to chat with us over the fence – frequently slipping in some funny zingers that make us smile each time we remember them. She kept us (especially our children) well-stocked with delicious cakes and I know they were baked with love. We loved her and she will be missed so much.

  5. I love you Nanny. You will forever be missed. I wish I could be there by you today. You are in my heart and know you are well!

  6. My husband and I used to mow Fayes yard for her. She was always so loving and usually had some sort of goodies to eat. She would love to sit and talk. Which we always made time for. We could and did learn so much from her. She was a great Christian lady and could not wait to be with the Lord. He gained a special angel, she will be missed.

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