Alma Lee Tipler, 78, of Kennett, died Friday, April 1, 2005, at Twin Rivers Regional Medical Center in Kennett.
Born March 22, 1927, in Bragg City, Mo., daughter of the late Eddie Sutton Sr., and Clara Brooks Brown, she was a domestic laborer. She was a member of the Northside Baptist Church and Order of the Eastern Star.
On Aug. 21, 1943, she married John Henry Tipler, who preceded her in death in 1969. She was also preceded in death by one son, John L. Tipler; four brothers and two grandsons.
Survivors include two daughters, Velma Tipler, of Kennett and Louise Tipler, of Atlanta, Ga.; two sisters, Rosie Brooks and Ruthie Neal, both of Carbondale, Ill.; one brother, Albert Brown and wife, Claudette, of Chicago, Ill.; four grandchildren, Joey Tipler and Jeanine Tipler Blair, both of Atlanta and Jonathan and Samuel Tipler, both of Memphis, Tenn. and nine great-grandchildren, Carisa, Madison, Adrian, Mackenzie and Kennedy, all of Atlanta, Devan, of Kennett, Victoria, of Columbia, Mo., Quentin, of Atlanta and Hunter, of St. Louis, Mo.
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. today, Tuesday, at the Bradshaw Funeral Home Chapel in Kennett with the Rev. E.L. Choclet officiating.
Burial was in the Memorial Gardens Cemetery at Kennett.
Pallbearers were Joey Tipler, Rick Blair, Sydney Denham, Thomas Earl Pendelton, Alexander Gordon and Anthony White.
Honorary pallbearers were Bennie Johnson, Alvin Haywood and Devan Tipler.