Townson-Rose Funeral Home

Obituary for Rosa Oleta Tipton

07/03/1934 - 10/16/2020

Rosa "Rosie" Oleta Tipton passed away Friday, October 16, 2020 at the Erlanger Western Carolina Hospital in Murphy, NC.

She was the daughter of the late Sidney and Tilda Stanley Cochran. Rosie was a homemaker and a wonderful mother and grandmother. She had a "green thumb" and really enjoyed her gardening. She also enjoyed cooking and canning. She was of the Baptist faith.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Robert Reid Tipton in 1987; five brothers, Aldon, Everett, Winford, Eugene and Cletis Cochran and three sisters Bertie Cochran, Bunice Sorrow and Orlean Fox.

She is survived by three sons, Ronnie Tipton and wife Judy of Murphy, NC, Earl Tipton and wife Dorothy of Copperhill, TN and Roy Tipton and wife Cheryl of Blue Ridge, GA; three daughters, Geraldine Sneed and husband Danny and Geneva Rogers and husband Jim all of Murphy, NC and Amy Allen and husband Josh of Leesville, SC; two brothers, Milford Cochran of St. Augustine, FL, and Bill Cochran of Blue Ridge, GA; one sister Wylene Patterson of Mineral Bluff, GA; 15 grandchildren; 25 great grandchildren; and 5 great great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 6 PM, Monday, October 19, 2020 at the Townson Rose Funeral Home Chapel of Murphy. Rev. Chris Rumfelt and Brother Jeremy Tipton will officiate. Burial will be in the Stockhill Family Cemetery in Blue Ridge, GA. Pallbearers will be grandsons.

The family will receive friends from 4-6 pm, Monday, October 19, 2020 at the Townson-Rose Funeral Home. Townson Rose Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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