January 10, 2018
Ann Tipton Martin, 91, of Bristol, TN, passed away on January 9, 2018 surrounded by family. Ann was born on July 11, 1926 in Erwin, TN to Laura Jane and Jacob Estel Tipton. She studied at East Tennessee State University, raised two children, and served on the board as secretary and treasurer at Tipton Construction Company. She also worked as a realtor for thirty plus years at Landmark Realty in Bristol, TN. She was a devoted member of Emmanuel Episcopal Church, serving on altar guild and every year at the community Christmas dinner with her family. Ann volunteered her time with the Border Guild and Junior League of Bristol as well as the History and Garden Clubs. Along with her parents, Ann was preceded in death by her husband, Jay Thomas, and her brother, Harold Dennis Tipton. She is survived by her son, Steve Martin and wife, Lisa; daughter, Kathryn “Kitty” Pitini; grandchildren, Ann James and her husband, Jonathan and Ashley Brooks; as well as great grandchildren, Beckett Brooks and Owen James. To them, she will always be known as their Dodi. Ann was a beautiful person, inside and out. She loved her family, friends, Abbey (much-loved puppy), and her community. She was known for her sense of style, creative and artistic abilities, and knack for livening up any room she was in. She will be dearly missed by her family and friends. Her legacy will live on long after her passing. Please join us in celebrating Ann’s life on Sunday, January 14, 2018 at Emmanuel Episcopal Church at 2:00 pm with a service and reception. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 700 Cumberland St, Bristol, VA 24201. Condolences and memories may be left for the family at akardfuneralhome.com Akard Funeral Home, (423) 989-4800 is serving the Martin family.
Ann Tipton Martin, 91, of Bristol, TN, passed away on January 9, 2018 surrounded by family. Ann was born on July 11, 1926 in Erwin, TN to Laura Jane and Jacob Estel Tipton. She studied at East Tennessee State University, raised two children,... View Obituary & Service Information
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