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Virginia (Dixon) Carman, 86, loving wife, mother, and grammy, of Floyds Knobs, Indiana passed away on Wednesday, July 19, 2017 peacefully at home with family by her side. She was a long-time member of the First Southern Baptist Church in Floyds Knobs. Virginia retired from the University of Louisville after 30 years of service. She also served as a Southern Baptist Missionary in East Africa from 1959 to 1971.
She was born on October 27, 1930 in Ashland, Kentucky to the late Ezra and Loraine (Whitt) Dixon. Virginia was also preceded in death by her first husband, Rev. S. Thomas Tipton and sister, Betty Mellon.
Virginia is survived by her husband of almost 40 years, Fred Carman Jr.; children, T. Craig Tipton, Kimberly Tipton; sisters, Peggy Leathers, Roberta Jo Browning; grandsons, Thomas Clayton, Riley Christian, and Patrick Emerson Tipton; Ryan Christopher and Brandon Philip Trowbridge.
Visitation will be from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday, July 23, 2017, at Newcomer Funeral Home (3309 Ballard Lane, New Albany) and Monday after 10 a.m. Funeral service will take place at 11 a.m. on Monday at the funeral home with burial to follow at Edwardsville Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers and to honor her love of U of L, music, and the U of L Marching Band, contributions may be made to Alumni Relations and Annual Giving (Attn: William Holley, 200 Brandeis Avenue, Louisville, KY 40208 or online at www.FundforUofL.org, and designate memorial gifts to the UofL Marching Band). To leave a special message for the family, please visit www.NewcomerKentuckiana.com.
Published on July 20, 2017
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