Mildred Tipton

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Mildred Hawkins Tipton, 95, of Cape Girardeau died Tuesday, July 20, 2010, at the Lutheran Home.

She was born April 13, 1915, in Stanton, Tenn., to Richard C. and Clara Bell Cook Hawkins. She and Henry Tipton were married Sept. 15, 1940, in Memphis, Tenn. He preceded her in death July 7, 2001.

Tipton was of the Methodist belief. She had been a member of PEO.

Survivors include two sons, Henry Tipton Jr. and wife Scarlette of Chattanooga, Tenn., Dr. Richard Tipton and wife Jane of Gordonville; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, a brother and two sisters.

The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Chapel, with the Rev. Donny Ford officiating. Entombment will be in Cape County Memorial Park Mausoleum.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to the Alzheimer's Association.

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