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Mr. Earl Tipton, age 74 of Covington passed away Monday, October 29, 2018. He was born October 31, 1943 in Blue Ridge, Georgia to Emerson and Bessie Tipton who have preceded him in death. Mr. Tipton enjoyed hunting and fishing. He worked for many years at Bibb Manufacturing. Mr. Tipton is survived by his wife Margie Tipton of Covington, his step-children Christopher Dale (Kathy) of Monticello, Mike Hawkins (Jessica) of Monticello, and Melinda Weldon of Conyers. He is also survived by 10 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren, his brother Junior Tipton of Covington, his sisters Dorothy Queen of Sparta, California, Geneva Brown of St. Simons Island, and Doris Ann Webb of Covington along with numerous nieces, nephews, other family and close friends.
Funeral services for Mr. Tipton will be held at 1 o’clock Thursday, November 1, 2018 at the Chapel of J.C. Harwell and Son Funeral Home. Interment will follow at New Covington Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 11:00 AM until 1:00 PM on Thursday prior to the service. J.C. Harwell and Son Funeral Home, 2157 East Street, SE, Covington, GA 30014 is in charge of the arrangements.