Ethel Tipton Rhodes: Obituary


Ethel Tipton Rhodes

Henry Cochran Funeral Home of Blue Ridge, Georgia, announces the death of Mrs. Ethel Tipton Rhodes who passed away at Pruitt Health Care, Blue Ridge, Georgia on May 6, 2019. Mrs. Rhodes was born in Dial, Georgia on June 21, 1936, to the late Reed Wright and Sally Tanner Wright. Mrs. Rhodes was preceded in death by her husband, Clyde Rhodes, and grandson, John Tipton. Mrs. Rhodes is survived by her children: Carol Chambers, Randy Tipton (Carole), Robert Tipton, Shirley Tipton, and Richard Tipton (Donna), and 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. Mrs. Rhodes 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 will be Thursday, May 9, 2019, at 2:00 p.m. 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 to follow at Sugar Hill Baptist Church Cemetery, Highway 60, Morganton, Ga. The following gentlemen to serve as pallbearers: Chris Chambers, Dakota Chambers, Austin Chambers, Adam York, Conrad MacArthur, and James Chambers. Honorary Pallbears are Hal Painter, Larry Tankersley, Jr. Ronnie Tipton and Pierson Archer.

Visitation for Mrs. Rhodes will be at Henry Cochran Funeral Home, Blue Ridge, Ga., Wednesday, May 8, 2019, from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m.

Arrangements entrusted to the Henry-Cochran Funeral Home of Blue Ridge, GA. You may send condolences to the family and sign the guest register at

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