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Herman Junior HippsOctober 22, 1922 ~ July 23, 2017 (age 94)
Herman Junior Hipps, 94, of Asheville passed away on July 23, 2017 at Fleshers of Fairview. He is preceded in death by his wife Mary Helen Morrow Hipps; his parents Ed Hipps and Gertrude Bridges; and siblings Mary Murray and Charles Hipps. Herman is survived by his children Brenda Ellis of Alexander and Carol Stone (Jon) of Mooresville; siblings Rev. Ray A. Hipps of Leicester, Hilda Corn of Skyland, Kathleen Gooch of Asheville and Inez Ownenby of Asheville; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Herman served in the Army during World War II and was awarded the American Theater Campaign Medal, the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign medal with two bronze service stars, the Good Conduct Medal AR 600-68 and the Distinguished Unit Badge.
Herman retired from the United States Post Office. He was a member of the VFW 891 and the APWU. He was a member of the Starnes Cove Baptist Church.
A service will be held at the chapel at the Western Carolina State Veterans Cemetery in Black Mountain on Wednesday, July 26 at 2 PM with the Reverends Ray A. Hipps and Rendell officiating.