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Originally published: 2013-06-17 11:14:55
Last modified: 2013-06-17 11:14:55

Donald Mac Tipton

Donald Mac Tipton, 65, of the Snow Creek Community, passed away on Friday, June 14, 2013, at his home. He was a son of the late Walter Tipton and Pansy Boone Tipton.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Arnold Tipton and Harry Tipton and a sister, Betty Jo Grindstaff. He was a proud Army Veteran, having served in the Republic of Vietnam in the 47th Infantry Division. Tipton was a strong minded man that enjoyed hunting and fishing.

Surviving are his loving wife, Anita Tipton of the home; daughters, Amanda Hughes and husband, Michael, Melissa Tipton and Brandie Viola and husband, Frank, all of Bakersville; grandchildren, Justin Hughes, Trenton and Martin Robinson, Destiny, Devin and Kierra Carpenter, Kai Lynn and Gabriella Viola.

Funeral Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 18, 2013, in the Chapel of Yancey Funeral Services. The Rev. Toby Crowder will officiate. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Military honors and interment will be in the Lily Branch Cemetery. To send online condolences, please visit our website at

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