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Anita (Peterson) Tipton

September 9, 2018

Anita Peterson Tipton, age 67, of the Lily Branch Community, entered into eternal rest on Sunday, September 9th, 2018 at the Brian Center in Spruce Pine.  A native of Mitchell County, she was a daughter of the late Sam and Maude Bennett Peterson and the wife of the late Donald "Don" Tipton.  She was also preceded in death by a sister, Elaine Pittman and brother, Kermit Peterson; brothers-in-law, Bill Pittman, Vernon Peterson, Conway Blankenship and Raymond Whitson.   Anita attended Lily Branch Baptist Church and was a very talented quilter. 

            Surviving is her daughters:  Amanda Hughes of Buladean, Melissa Tipton of Spruce Pine and Brandie Viola and husband, Frank, of Lily Branch; grandchildren:  Justin Hughes, Trenton and Martin Robinson, Destiny, Devin and Kierra Carpenter, and Kailynn and Gabi Viola; sisters:  Evelyn Peterson of Green Mountain, Virginia Hightower (Raymond) of Morganton, Alma Jean Blankenship of Telford, TN, Shirley Whitson of Green Mountain and Nancy Adkins (Teddy) of Green Mountain; brothers:  Curley Peterson (Norma Faye), Douglas Peterson (Bonnie), Garnie Peterson (Irene), Lincoln Peterson (Brooke) and Randy Peterson, all of Green Mountain; sister-in-law, Nora Hise; and numerous nieces and nephews.

            Funeral services will be held at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, September 12th in the Chapel of Yancey Funeral Services.  Rev. Adam Miller will officiate.  The family will receive friends from 6 until 7 p.m. prior to the service.  Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday in the Lily Branch Baptist Church Cemetery. 

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