June 27, 1911 ~ May 1, 2000

Born in: Chester, S.C.,
Resided in: Arden, NC

Arden - Iva Oleta Lipford Dumas, 88, formerly of Brevard Road, Arden, died Monday, May 1, 2000 in a Rutherford County health care facility.

Mrs. Dumas was a native of Chester, SC but lived most of her life in Buncombe County. She was a daughter of the late John A. and Hannah Allen Lipford and was the wife of the late Millard A. Dumas Jr. who died in 1982. She was a member of the Avery’s Creek Home Demonstration Club, the Winnebago Motor Club, the Good Sams Club, the Valley Springs Grange and Long Shoals Baptist Church, where she was a member of the Women’s Missionary Union.

Surviving are a daughter, Anita Dumas Cole of Nebo; a son, Millard A. Dumas, III of Escalante, UT; two grandchildren Rodney Dumas Cole and Joseph Edward Cole and two great-grandchildren, Carson Ray Cole and Heidi Virginia Cole.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, May 6, 2000 at 3:00 pm in Long Shoals Baptist Church with the Revs. Roger Rearden and Ed Houk officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church.

Interment will be in Green Hills Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to, Long Shoals Baptist Church Building Fund, 661 Long Shoals Road, Arden, NC 28704.

Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian is in charge of arrangements.

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  1. My Mother was a great Mother. She reluctantly supported me in my various endeavors that led to a Great Life, a rewarding Professional Career from Avery’s Creek thru Montana and culminating my last ten years with Harvard and now in old age at my Outlaw Trail Ranch in the Canyon lands of Utah. Thank U Mother.

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