Sammie Ayers McAlpin, 85, of Warren, passed away, Monday, May 27, 2013 at Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont, Texas. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, May 29, 2013 at 11 a.m. at Stringer & Griffin Funeral Home Chapel in Woodville with burial in Fellowship Cemetery in Warren. Officiating will be his son, Brother Walter McAlpin, assisted by Brother Jimbo Swinney and Brother Gerald Read. Serving as pallbearers are Trent Tipton, Christopher Tipton, Reid Tipton, Tanner McAlpin, Chad Hawthorne, Corwin Martin, and Charlie C.W. Parker. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, May 28, 2013 from 5 - 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Sammie was born September 1, 1927 to Walter Sammie & Jimmy Irene Burkett McAlpin in Flint, Texas. He was a lifelong resident of Warren and was a retired engineer from Southern Pacific Railroad. He was a U.S. Army veteran and loved to hunt & fish. He also enjoyed gardening and camping. He was a wonderful husband, father, and grandfather, who loved to have his whole family together. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Faye McAlpin of Warren; son, Walter McAlpin & wife, Renea of Colmesneil; daughters, Melinda Belt & husband, Darrell and Pam Tipton & husband, Jeff all of Lumberton; sister, Martha Polly Swinney of Warren; sister-in-law, Grace McAlpin of Bullard; grandchildren, Teri Hawthorne, Kacie Martin, AshLee Hebert, Raven Pittman, J.J. Tassin, Dana Hughes, Tanner McAlpin, Trent Tipton; Christopher Tipton, Reid Tipton, and thirteen great grandchildren. Memorials may be made to Fellowship Primitive Baptist Church.
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Published in The Beaumont Enterprise on May 28, 2013