Lois Bryson Pippin

Jan 08, 2013

1914 — 2013

WAYNESVILLE — Lois Bryson Pippin,98, passed away Monday, Jan. 7, 2013, at Smoky Mountain Health and Rehabilitation Center.

A native of Haywood County, she was a former resident of Pennsylvania and Tennessee.  She was the daughter of the late Carl W. Bryson and Ninnie McElroy Bryson.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Duane W. Pippin, who died in 1996; six sisters, Ruby Green, Jessie Humphery, Billie Davis, Pansy Reeves, Edna Davis and Ila Lepely; a brother, Mack Bryson; and one sibling at birth.

Lois attended Blanton’s Business College and was a member of the Order of Eastern Star Waynesville Chapter 165 and served as past Worthy Matron.  She was a member of Antioch Baptist Church.

Lois is survived by two sons, David Hayes Pippin, and his wife, Marjorie, of Charlotte, and Donald Duane Pippin, and his wife, Gail, of Wagontown, Pennsylvania; two sisters, Sally Kate Phillips, of Waynesville, and Susie Richards, of Rossville, Georgia; one brother, Duane Bryson, of Waynesville; four granddaughters, Lauren Lawrence, and her husband, Mark, Jennifer Almond, of Charlotte, Amy O’Grady, and her husband, John, and Rachel Pippin, of Wagontown, Pennsylvania; and five great-grandchildren, Greg and Katie Almond, Cole and Ivey Lawrence, and Suzzane Angstadt.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m.  Thursday, Jan. 10, at Antioch Baptist Church with the Revs. Steven Taylor, and Larry A. Reeves officiating.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Wells Funeral Home of Waynesville.

Memorials may be made to Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, c/o Pat Howell, 131 Mimi Mills Road, Waynesville, NC  28785.  An online memorial register is available at www.wellsfuneralhome.com.