Richard Arthur (Ricky) Tippins - CLAXTON - Richard Arthur (Ricky) Tippins, 50, of Claxton, died April 30, 2013, at St. Joseph's Hospital in Savannah. The Evans County native was a 1980 graduate of Pinewood Christian Academy and attended the University of Georgia, where he was a member of Sigma Chi Fraternity. Ricky also attended Georgia Southern University. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Claxton. Ricky was preceded in death by his father, Eldred L. Tippins, Jr. Survivors: his mother, Laura Branch Tippins of Claxton; two brothers, Cliff (Nancy) Tippins of Ponte Vedra, FL., and Stevie (Jane) Tippins of Colbert, GA; nephews and nieces, Stephen Tippins of Atlanta, Clifton (Becky) Tippins of Augusta, Sarah Tippins of St. Simons and Lynn Tippins of Ponte Vedra, FL; two aunts, Marie Tippins of Claxton and Betsy (Dan) Eden of Augusta; and a number of close cousins. Visitation: Thursday, May 2, 2013, 6-8:00 p.m., at NeSmith Funeral Home. Funeral: Friday, May 3, 2013, 11:00 a.m., at NeSmith Funeral Home Chapel. Burial: L.A.H. Tippins Family Cemetery. Remembrances: in lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made to the L.A.H. Tippins Family Cemetery Fund, C/O Dave Tippins, 4833 Campground Rd, Claxton, GA 30417; or Evans County C.A.R.E.S., P. O. Box 186, Claxton, Ga., 30417. J. Mellie NeSmith Funeral Home Our Family Serving Your Family Since 1917 912-739-3338 www.nesmithfuneralhome.com Savannah Morning News May 2, 2013 Please sign our Obituary Guest Book at savannahnow.com/obituaries.
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Claxton, GA 30417
Published in Savannah Morning News on May 2, 2013