Ellen Joyce “Tippy” Ingram
June 30, 1935 -
November 9, 2019

Visitation

Service 

November 16, 2019
2:00 PM

Interment

Obituary

Graveside service for Ms. Ellen Joyce “Tippy” Ingram, age 84, of Fayetteville, TN will be conducted Saturday, November 16, 2019, at 2 p.m. at Lynchburg Cemetery. Scott Woodard will officiate.

Tippy was born June 30, 1935 in Lincoln County, TN to the late Wallace and Nelle Parks Ingram. She was a David Lipscomb University graduate. She was employed as an administrative officer for Redstone Arsenal Department of the Army and attended the Church of Christ.

Survivors include her nephew, Mark Ingram; cousins, Dick Stowers, Mailene Smith, and Eleanor Busler; and special family, Scott and Tammie Woodard and their children, which Ms. Tippy often referred to as her granddaughters, Rebekah Faris and husband, Trent, Anna Woodard, and Sarah Woodard; and great-grandchildren, Ivey Joy Faris, Ruthie Grace Faris, and Silas David Faris. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Charles Ingram.

There will be no visitation prior to the graveside service. Honorary pallbearers are A.C. Moore, Joe Smith, Johnny Davis, Scotty Vaughn, Marty Pepper, and Case Halcomb.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the International Gospel Hour 24 Boonshill Rd, Fayetteville, TN 37334 or the Fayetteville Lincoln County Humane Society 1718 Pulaski Hwy, Fayetteville, TN 37334.

Higgins Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Ms. Ellen Joyce “Tippy” Ingram.

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8 Comments

  1. Rexine Douthit Pigg

    Tippy was a family friend who graduated from CHS with my first cousin Alice Storey Freeman of Huntsville. Sending sympathy to her loved ones. She lived a beautiful life with many friends.

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  2. Katie Youngblood

    I have SO many wonderful memories of Tippy and I am truly going to miss “ my office helper”. She became like a Nana to me and I am grateful that God placed her in my life. I will always think of her when I see a peacock after we named her stained glass peacock “Preston”. ❤️

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  3. Camille Allar

    There are so many great memories of this wonderful lady at church services. She always had a great smile. So sorry to hear of her passing.

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    • gina gilmer

      Tippy was my Daddy’s first cousin. I always enjoyed visiting her Aunt Neil growing up. I have missed our emails in the last few years, she knew so much of our family’s history. She was a great Southern Christian lady. I surprise her with a visit two years ago, but we had to wait to visit. I got there on Sunday night and group was leading singing, she would not leave until the last hymn was sung. Rest in Peace Tippy,

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      • gina gilmer

        forgot to add my father Dick Stowers died in December 1, 2009, and I believe Mailene Smith has past also.

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  4. Karen Gilliam

    So very sorry to learn of Tippy’s passing. She was the consummate Southern lady. I last saw her a couple years ago while visiting a family member at Southern Manor. She was still as delightful as ever. Rest In Peace, Tippy.

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  5. Joyce Kelso Johnson

    From the Class of 1953 Prayers for the loss of Tippy. A lot of us went through the first grade at R E Lee with her. We were also the Class that lost their school building from a fire after the senior class play.

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  6. Connie Rogers

    Prayers to the family. She was such a sweet lady

    Reply

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8 Comments

  1. Rexine Douthit Pigg

    Tippy was a family friend who graduated from CHS with my first cousin Alice Storey Freeman of Huntsville. Sending sympathy to her loved ones. She lived a beautiful life with many friends.

    Reply
  2. Katie Youngblood

    I have SO many wonderful memories of Tippy and I am truly going to miss “ my office helper”. She became like a Nana to me and I am grateful that God placed her in my life. I will always think of her when I see a peacock after we named her stained glass peacock “Preston”. ❤️

    Reply
  3. Camille Allar

    There are so many great memories of this wonderful lady at church services. She always had a great smile. So sorry to hear of her passing.

    Reply
    • gina gilmer

      Tippy was my Daddy’s first cousin. I always enjoyed visiting her Aunt Neil growing up. I have missed our emails in the last few years, she knew so much of our family’s history. She was a great Southern Christian lady. I surprise her with a visit two years ago, but we had to wait to visit. I got there on Sunday night and group was leading singing, she would not leave until the last hymn was sung. Rest in Peace Tippy,

      Reply
      • gina gilmer

        forgot to add my father Dick Stowers died in December 1, 2009, and I believe Mailene Smith has past also.

        Reply
  4. Karen Gilliam

    So very sorry to learn of Tippy’s passing. She was the consummate Southern lady. I last saw her a couple years ago while visiting a family member at Southern Manor. She was still as delightful as ever. Rest In Peace, Tippy.

    Reply
  5. Joyce Kelso Johnson

    From the Class of 1953 Prayers for the loss of Tippy. A lot of us went through the first grade at R E Lee with her. We were also the Class that lost their school building from a fire after the senior class play.

    Reply
  6. Connie Rogers

    Prayers to the family. She was such a sweet lady

    Reply

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