Ger­ald La­mar “Bud” Hipps

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Cald­well and Cowan Funeral Home

Mr. Ger­ald La­mar “Bud” Hipps, 86, of Mans­field passed away Aug. 21. He was a de­voted hus­band, fa­ther, grand­fa­ther, brother and un­cle. He loved his fam­ily and will be greatly missed. He loved fish- ing with his grand­son, work­ing in his garage and spend­ing time with his fam­ily. He was also de­voted to serv­ing his coun­try. At the age of 16, af­ter the at­tack on Pearl Har­bor, Mr. Hipps joined the Marines and fought with the 28th Marines, 5th Marine Division. He stood guard while the flag was raised on Mt. Surib­achi, Iwo Jima. Mr. Hipps was wounded in ac­tion on the first day he ‘hit the beach’ and af­ter re­ceiv­ing med­i­cal treat­ment, he in­sisted on re­join­ing his division. He was dec­o­rated with a Pur­ple Heart and nu­mer­ous other mil­i­tary com­men­da­tions for his ser­vice. He was pre­ceded in death by his mother Ol­lie Mae Hipps, his fa­ther and step-mother Bar­tow and Olla Belle Hipps and sis­ter Mar­garet Hipps.

Sur­vivors in­clude his lov­ing wife of 66 years Bev­erly “June” Hipps, sons and daugh­ters-in-law Gary and Diane Hipps, Terry and Vickie Hipps, all of Mans­field, Mike and Diana Hipps of So­cial Circle; sis­ter Mary Ed­wards of Is­lam­orada, Fla.; as well as nu­mer­ous grand­chil­dren, great-grand­chil­dren, step-grand­chil­dren, nieces and neph­ews.

Funeral ser­vices for Mr. Hipps will be held at 2 p.m., Satur­day, Aug. 25, at Cald­well & Cowan Funeral Home with Dr. Randy Reese of­fi­ci­at­ing. The fam­ily will re­ceive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. to­day, Aug. 24. Flow­ers are ac­cepted or memo­rial do­na­tions may be made to New Rocky Creek Bap­tist Church Build­ing Fund, 190 Rocky Creek Road, Mans­field, GA 30055.

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