Buddy Pipes

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Rev. Dr. Buddy R. Pipes passed away peacefully in the Hughes Care Unit of Harvest Hill, Lebanon, NH on February 28, after a prolonged illness. He was born in Marion, VA, on June 15, 1931, the son of Fred and Hattie Virginia (nee Grinstead) Pipes. He grew up and attended schools in Howard County, MD. After working on his father's farm for five years, he was called to the ministry. Buddy received his BA from Western Maryland College in 1957. The day after graduation, he married Grace Janet Fletcher. He received his Bachelor of Divinity and Master of Divinity from Boston University School of Theology in 1960, and his Doctor of Ministry from Drew University in 1980. He served as pastor of United Methodist Churches in the Baltimore - Annapolis area from 1960 - 1992. In addition to his ministerial duties, Buddy was active in Kiwanis for many years. In 1994 he and Grace retired to their home in Barnet, VT. They moved to the Woodlands in Lebanon, NH in 2011. Buddy is survived by his wife Grace of Lebanon, NH; son James David Pipes of Columbia, MD; son Col Daniel Fletcher Pipes of Fairfield, VT; and their spouses; daughter Miriam Janet Pipes of Biglerville, PA; a sister, Betty Sue Dixon; a brother, Harold Lee Pipes; and their spouses, all of Sykesville, MD; as well as seven grandchildren. A memorial service honoring Buddy will be held at the Church of Christ at Dartmouth College at a later date. In lieu of flowers, those who wish may send a contribution to the Lake Sunapee Region VNA & Hospice, P.O. Box 2209, New London, NH, 03257-2209; or the Green Mountain Chapter of the , P.O. Box 1139, Montpelier, VT, 05601.

Published in Carroll County Times on Mar. 6, 2015
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