Victor I. Hipps, 94, died Sunday, Nov. 6, 2011 at Appling Healthcare System. Mr. Hipps was born June 26, 1917 to the late Oscar Starling Hipps and the late Lula Johnson Hipps. He was a member Melton’s Chapel Methodist Church and Asbury/Melton’s Methodist Men. Mr. Hipps was a veteran of the U.S. Army having served in WWII. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ethel Reeves Hipps, two brothers, two sisters and a brother-in-law.
Survivors include one daughter, Linda Jacobs; one son and daughter-in-law, Edward and Mary Hipps, all of Baxley; five grandchildren, Tommy (Theresa) Hipps, Timothy (Wendy) Hipps, Angie Hipps, Jamey (Sharon) Jacobs, Jennifer (Steve) Simmons, six great-grandchildren, Brittani (Brent) Yawn, Kinley (April) Hipps, Logan Jacobs, Drew Jacobs, Valerie Simmons and Eliana Simmons, one great-great grandchild, Kaylee Yawn, a brother-in-law, several sisters-in-law, several nieces and nephews and a special friend, Steve Rountree.
Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 8 in the chapel of Swain Funeral Home with the Revs. Mike Redwine, Karen Zeigler and Beverly King officiating. Interment followed in Melton’s Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery.
Active pallbearers were Tommy Hipps, Timothy Hipps, Jamey Jacobs, Steve Simmons, Kinley Hipps, Logan Jacobs, Drew Jacobs and Brent Yawn.
Honorary pallbearers were the Adult Sunday-School Class of Melton’s Chapel Methodist Church, Donald Youmans, Tommy Youmans, H. M. and Nan Marie Lott, J. E. Roberson, Jimmie Ryles and the staff of the Lakeview Retirement Center.
Musical selections were rendered by Claire Tanner, Glenda Quarterman, Pat Bryant, Gayle Ogilvie and Jimmie Ryles.
Memorials may be made to Melton’s Chapel Building Fund or charity of the donor’s choice.
Arrangements were under the direction of Swain Funeral Home.