Irene Tipton Peterson, age 89, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Sunday, October 27th, 2019. A native of Yancey County, she was a daughter of the late Euphrates and Texa Tipton. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Frank Peterson; sons; Ronald Lynn Peterson and Danny Peterson; sister, Edolene Hughes and two brothers: Albert and Ted Tipton. Irene was always a loving and caring Christian woman with strong faith who enjoyed music and was always jolly. Her home was always open to anyone and you never left hungry.
Surviving is her daughter, Patti Smoak and husband, Daryl, of Burnsville; sons: Donald Peterson and wife, Debbie, of Brummetts Creek and Randall Dale "Murdock" Peterson and wife, Vickie, also of Brummetts Creek; grandchildren: Brennan Peterson, Danielle Brown (Cameron), Heath Smoak, Jesse Smoak, Justin Peterson and Starr Rosseter; two great-grandchildren: Jensen and Jaxton Brown; sisters: Barbara Miller and Betty L. Tipton; brother, Stanley Tipton; sister-in-law, Wanda Tipton and long time friend, Starr Bennett. Several nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.
Funeral services will be held at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, October 30th in the Chapel of Yancey Funeral Services. Rev. Paul Bennett and speaker, Larry Tipton will officiate. The family will receive friends from 5 until 7 p.m. prior to the services at the funeral home. Graveside services will be held on Thursday at 11 a.m. in the Red Hill United Methodist Church Cemetery. Pallbearers will be: Heath Smoak, Jesse Smoak, Brennan Peterson, Cameron Brown, Larry Tipton and Steve Tipton. Honorary Pallbearers will be: Bill Casteel, Justin Peterson and Jamie Tipton.
Memorial donations may be made to Gideons International at PO Box 264, Burnsville, NC 28714 or Hospice and Palliative Care of the Blue Ridge at 236 Hospital Drive, Spruce Pine, NC 28777.
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