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Nancy B. Tipton, age 55, of Phil Buchanan Road in Spruce Pine, died Tuesday, June 21, 2011 at her home.
Born May 20, 1956 in Mitchell County to the late Phillip Buchanan and Ruby McKinney Buchanan, Nancy has gone home to be with her Dad and Sassy cat. She loved life filled with family, good friends, animals and travel. Horses were her first passion in life followed later by hiking. To her there was nothing finer than a horseback ride or a long hike with nature. Nancy served 29 years as the office manager for the Spruce Pine United Methodist Church where she acquired many friends and the special “Lunch Bunch”.
In addition to her mother, Nancy is survived by her husband; Steve Tipton, son; Eric Tipton, daughter; Christie Tipton, brother; Phillip Buchanan, and two grandchildren.
A memorial service to celebrate the life of Mrs. Tipton will be conducted at 2:00 pm Friday, June 24, 2011 in the Grindstaff Memorial Chapel of Webb Funeral Home with the Rev.’s Lynda Briggs and Larry Greene officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service in the chapel.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Hospice of Mitchell County, 236 Hospital Drive, Spruce Pine, NC 28777.
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