She was born April 8, 1931, in Alva, to the late John B. Montgomery and Oma Moles Montgomery. She lived at Alva, with her parents and one baby brother until the age of three, at which time the family moved to Rose Hill, Va., to be near other family members. Again, moving back to Alva at the age of ten, she lived in Kentucky her remaining years. She was a devoted daughter, wife and mother. She was saved at the Blackstar Pentecostal Church at the age of 15. She loved and served the Lord for the rest of her life. She was a housewife, a factory worker, and a seamstress at J.C. Penny and lunch room manager at Bell County High School. In 1949, she was united in marriage to Carl Tipton and remained a faithful wife until death. She deeply respected her marriage vows. She was also a member of Mathel Pentecostal Church.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two infant brothers.
Survivors include her husband, Carl Tipton, Pineville; a daughter and son-in-law, Tommye (Walter) Hoskins, Pineville; an uncle, T.J. (Ida) Moles, Maryland; and a host of other relatives and friends.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday at the Creech Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Creech Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Danny Robbins, the Rev. Alonzo Miracle, and the Rev. Mike Welch presiding.
Music will be provided by the Rev. Alonzo Miracle, Nadean Johnson and Larry Green.
Interment will follow in the Green Hills Memorial Gardens with family and friends serving as pallbearers.
Creech Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.