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Yvonne Sheehan Tipton

June 28, 1933 ~ February 25, 2017 (age 83)

Spartanburg – Yvonne Sheehan Tipton, 83, went home to be with her Lord, Saturday, February 26, 2017.  Mrs. Tipton was the wife of the late Harold Eugene “Gene” Tipton for 66 years and was the daughter of the late Rev. Paul J. Sheehan and Lillie Mae Philbeck Sheehan.

            Mrs. Tipton was a dedicated Christian who loved her Lord and her family beyond measure.  She loved anything concerning nature, her flowers and her garden, birds, and poetry.  She was baptized at the age of seven in the French Broad River near Caroleen, NC by her father and Rev. Beachboard.  At the age of fourteen she became a member of the Whitney Free Will Baptist Church where her father was pastor for nineteen years.  She at one time was in charge of the hotline for the Ellen Hines Smith legal aid hotline. She was the manager of the Bluffs Apartments and had a degree in Real Estate.

             Mrs. Tipton is survived by three sons, Stephen Tipton and his wife Teresa Ann, Rick Tipton and his wife Elizabeth, and Paul Tipton; one daughter, Regina T. Barber and her husband Calvin; three grandchildren, Stephen Barber and his wife Kristin Burnett Barber, Ricky Tipton, Jr. and his wife Kerri, and Tara Yvonne Tipton Abel and her husband, Steve; eight great-grandchildren, Sawyer Tipton, Cosette Tipton, Anna McKinley Barber, Joanie Pendley, Luke Andrew Barber, Lilly, Emily, and Caroline Abel; one sister, Vickie Watts and a very special nephew, Brian Sheehan. She was predeceased by a brother, Paul Leon Sheehan, her maternal grandparents, Charles Lester and Etta Jolley Philbeck and her paternal grandparents, Joseph Ervin and Emma Morris Sheehan.

            Visitation will be 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at Whitney Free Will Baptist Church followed by services at  2:00 p.m. officiated by Rev. James Childers and Rev. Chris Conner.  Interment will be in the Whitney Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery.

            The family would like to thank Dr. Henry Shugart and the Interim Hospice Nurses who cared for their mother.


 Service Information

Visitation
Tuesday
February 28, 2017

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Whitney Free Will Baptist Church
847 Iron Ore Road
Spartanburg, SC 29303

Funeral Service
Tuesday
February 28, 2017

2:00 PM
Whitney Free Will Baptist Church
847 Iron Ore Road
Spartanburg, SC 29303


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