Ray A. Tipton, 73, Jewett, died Nov. 28, 2010 in Harrison Community Hospital after a long illness. He was born in Green Township, Mar. 14, 1937, a son of the late Fred and Nellie Cox Tipton.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Harry, Gale, James and sister-in-law Phyllis Tipton.

Friends may call at the Blackburn Funeral Home, Hopedale, Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Service will be held at the funeral home Thursday, Dec. 2 at 11 a.m. with Pastor Ruby Foutz officiating. Burial will follow at Greenwood Cemetery near Hopedale.

A full obituary will appear in the next print edition of the Harrison News-Herald.