Lois Tipton

Jan 03, 2013

1931 — 2013

CANTON — Lois Davis Tipton, 81, passed away Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013, at Silver Bluff Nursing Home.

A native of Jackson County, she had lived in Haywood County for more than 50 years and was the daughter of the late Absolom Jarrett and Ollie Wikle Davis.  She was also preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, James Windell Tipton, who died in 2007, and a daughter, Brenda Tipton, who died in 1998; three sisters; and a brother.

She retired from Wellco Enterprises in 1993, with 31 years of service and was a member of Laurel Grove Baptist Church.

She is survived by two daughters, Shelbia Crawford, and her husband, Avery, and Shirley Ferguson, and her husband, the Rev. Billy Ferguson, all of Canton; a son, Jimmy Tipton, and his wife, Kelly, of Canton; three sisters, Gladys Hooper, of Franklin, Ocie Stinnett, of Horse Shoe, and Vaudie Davis, of Canton; three brothers, Dallas Davis, of Canton, A. J. Davis, of Waynesville, and Hanley Davis, of Knoxville, Tennessee; four grandchildren; and two great-granddaughters.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 6, at the Canton Chapel of Wells Funeral Home with the Rev. Davis Hooper officiating.  Burial will follow at Bethel Community Cemetery.  The family will receive friends from 12:30 to 2 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to Pigeon Valley Activity Fund, 55 Lake Dr., Canton, NC  28716 or to Laurel Grove Baptist Church, 83 School House Branch Road, Canton, NC  28716.

For those who desire, an online memorial register is available at www.wellsfuneralhome.com.