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The Sun-Times - Heber Springs, AR
  • Obituary for Juel Hipp

  • Juel Hipp died May 9, 2013
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  • Juel Hipp, age 90, of Prim, Arkansas, passed away Thursday, May 9, 2013, at the White County Medical Center in Searcy.  Born in Cleburne County, Arkansas, on April 9, 1923, he was the son of the late J. A. and Ethel Moody Hipp.
         Following brief employment in Wichita, Kansas, building B-52 bombers, Mr. Hipp began his career in lumber-sawmilling and partnering with his older brother Wesley to form Hipp Lumber and Hardware for 60 years at Batesville, Arkansas.
         He was a member of the Prim Free Holiness Church.
         In addition to his parents, Mr. Hipp was preceded in death by his wife of 70 years, Audra Hines Hipp, who passed away on March 21 of this year.  He was also preceded in death by one son, Ernie Hipp; two brothers, Wesley Hipp and Glynn Hipp; one sister, Vaneta Allen; one grandson, Dustin Brown; and one granddaughter, Stacy Stair.
         Mr. Hipp is survived by
    five daughters, Anna Geiger and her husband, Earnest,
      Delma Carlton and her husband, Tony,
      Janice Verser,
      Rhonda Davis and her husband, Marvin,
      and Neva Hipp, all of Prim;
    one son, Terry Hipp and his wife, Regina, of Prim;
    one sister, Paskle Davis;
    fourteen grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren and great, great grandchildren.
    Mr. Hipp is also survived by other relatives and his many friends.
         Visitation was Sunday, May 12, in the Olmstead Chapel with funeral services  by Bro. Vernon Auld and Bro. Darrell Norvell.  Interment followed in the Everett Cemetery.  James Beck, Benjamin Hipp, Kevin Orrell, Madison Spalding, Jacob Maez, and Bartly Carlton served as pallbearers.  Honorary pallbearers were Josh Maez, Caden Brown, Delton Norvell, Jonathan Minyard, and Blaine Orrell.  Arrangements were by Olmstead Funeral Home.  www.olmstead.cc

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