Ethel Tipton Rhodes passed away at PruittHealth Skilled Nursing and Rehab, Blue Ridge, May 6, 2019. Mrs. Rhodes was born in Dial, Georgia, June 21, 1936, to the late Reed Wright and Sally Tanner Wright. Ethel was preceded in death by her husband, Clyde Rhodes; and grandson, John Tipton.
Mrs. Rhodes was survived by her children, Carol Chambers, Randy Tipton (Carole), Robert Tipton, Shirley Tipton and Richard Tipton (Donna); brother, Clyde Wright; grandchildren, Christopher Chambers, James Chambers, Shawna Seagle, Lori MacArthur, Larry Tankersley Jr., Carrie Tankersley, Caleb Holloway, Natasha Curtis, Katrina Parks and Tara Casborn; great-grandchildren, Dakota Chambers, Austin Chambers, Haley Chambers, John Conrad MacArthur, Pierson Archer, Sienna Seagle, Tipton Casborn, Adam York, Amber York, Dalton Tankersley, Talyn Curtis, Riley Parks and Xander Parks.
Mrs. Rhodes was a member of Sugar Hill Baptist Church but attended Wilscot Baptist Church. Ethel was a wonderful mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She loved her Lord Jesus, family, friends and her flower gardens. She also loved her fur child, Minnie, who was always by her side. Her favorite hobby was quilting but she also enjoyed dancing and her friends at the Morganton Music Park.
The funeral service for Mrs. Rhodes was held Thursday, May 9, 2019, in the chapel of Henry-Cochran Funeral Home, Blue Ridge, with the Rev. Eric Davenport officiating with music by Natasha Davenport and Joyce Slaughter.
Interment followed at Sugar Hill Baptist Church Cemetery, Highway 60, Morganton. The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Chris Chambers, Dakota Chambers, Austin Chambers, Adam York, Conrad MacArthur and James Chambers. Honorary Pallbears were Hal Painter, Larry Tankersley Jr., Ronnie Tipton and Pierson Archer.
Visitation for Mrs. Rhodes was at Henry Cochran Funeral Home, Blue Ridge, Wednesday, May 8, 2019.
Arrangements entrusted to the Henry-Cochran Funeral Home of Blue Ridge. You may send condolences to the family and sign the guest register at www.cochranfuneralhomes.com.