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Alphie Gross Tipton, 91, of Boone Drive in Richmond, and formerly of Estill County, died Monday, January 22, 2018 at the University of Kentucky Hospital in Hospice Care.

She was born on September 13, 1926 in Estill County, and was the daughter of the late Sam and Gracie Crawford Gross. Mrs. Tipton was a homemaker and seamstress. She loved to cook, garden, and work in her flowers. She was a member of Tates Creek Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, Eugene Tipton, who died in 2010, as well as six brothers, Finley Gross, Dosh Gross, Ralph Doeg Gross, Durb Earville Gross, Clyde Gross, and Bill Gross, and five sisters, Nettie Wilburn, Mary Townsend, Stella Townsend, Margie Marshall, and Jean Powell.

Survivors include: one son, Donnie Tipton (Nora), of Willisburg, KY; one daughter, Phyllis Burton (Rodney), of Richmond; four grandchildren, Kimberly Clemenson Webster (Jeff), of Carmel Valley, CA, Bryan Tipton (Melissa), of Nicholasville, Tracy Rhodus, of Richmond, and David Burton (Trina), of Richmond; three great-grandchildren, Haylee King, Madisyn Hurst, and Caleb Stone, all of Richmond; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, January 26, 2018 at Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home with Rev. Jerry Huffman officiating. Burial will follow in the Richmond Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 5-9 p.m. on Thursday, January 25, 2018 at Oldham, Roberts & Powell.

Pallbearers will be Bryan Tipton, Ronnie Gross, Kenny Marshall, Glenn Berger, Stanford Jones, Henry Gross, Terry Rice, and David Burton. Honorary pallbearers will be Eva Jones, Teresa Marshall, Rachel Hill, and Rodney Burton.
Published on January 23, 2018
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