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Garry Hipps

Garry Charles Hipps

Swannanoa - Garry Charles Hipps, 63 of Swannanoa, NC, formerly of Greenville, TN, passed away peacefully on Thursday morning, November 1, 2012.

He was born September 22, 1949 to the late Charles Edward Hipps and Marcella Steele Labrum.

Garry was a disabled Vietnam veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps. He was loved by everyone who had the honor of knowing him.

He was first married to his beloved wife, Debbie Jones Hipps, who passed away 32 years ago. His next marriage was to his former wife and close friend, Sheliah Ray Hipps who survives.

Garry is also survived by a son, Garry Charles Hipps, II; daughter, Shelley Alyssa Hipps; step father, Ronald Labrum; grandchildren, Caleb Charles Hipps and Gavin Charles Hipps; sisters, Brenda Jones and Marilyn Burkey; brother, Carroll Hipps and family; nieces, Angie Jones, Wendy Quinn, Shannon and Ashley Hipps and family; great nieces, Amanda Swafford and Kayla Quinn; and great-great nephews, Malachi Boyd, Aiden and Ben Quinn.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held Friday, November 9, 2012 at 2:00 pm in the Chapel of Harwood Home for Funerals. Burial will be in Mountain View Memorial Park.

The family will receive friends immediately following the service at the funeral home.

Arrangements are in the care of Harwood Home for Funerals, 828-669-2977.

www.harwoodhomeforfunerals.com

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Published in the Asheville Citizen-Times on Nov. 8, 2012
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