2008-10-09 / Obituaries

Pippen

Warren Thomas Pippen, 85, of Grove Hill died Oct. 3, 2008 at Mobile Infirmary Medical Center.

He was born July 29, 1923 to the late Willie and Julia Allen Pippen. He was a native of Edgewater, Alabama and a resident of Grove Hill for 56 years.

He received his BS Degree in

Education from

Miles College, and furthered studies toward his Masters in an Education Degree. He was a member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity. He was a member of Orange Hill Baptist Church where he served as church musician for over 50 years. He also served as General Program Chairman and on the Finance Board.

He was a United States Navy Veteran, having attained the rank of Steward Second Class. He served from May 7, 1943 until his honorable discharge on March 8, 1946. His awards and decorations included the Victory Medal, Philippine Operations Medal, American Theatre Medal, and the Asiatic-Pacific Medal.

He was retired as an educator with the Clarke County School System where he taught for a number of years at Wilson Hall High School and Clarke County High School. His specialty was math, bookkeeping/accounting, and typing. He retired as manager of the Clarke County Credit Union in 2005. He was an accomplished pianist who instructed students throughout Clarke County.

Survivors include four sons: Warren C. (Clara) Pippen, Hinesville, GA; Wayne C. (Dorothy) Pippen, Birmingham; Reginald Pippen, Harold (Pamela) Pippen, both of Grove Hill; two daughters: Harriett Pippen-Williams, Birmingham, Sheryl (Eddie) Bonner, Slidell, LA; a devoted granddaughter (raised as a daughter), KeKe Cummings, Grove Hill; four brothers: Archie Pippen, Mack Vern (Beverly) Pippen, Birmingham, Randall (Catherine) Pippen, Chicago, IL, Emmitt (Velma) Pippen, Jackson, MS; two sisters: Vendetta Dilworth, Birmingham; Barbara Jemmott, Fairborn, Ohio; and a host of grandchildren and greatgrandchildren; three devoted caregivers.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mrs. Willie D. Pippen.

The service will be Saturday, Oct. 11 at 1 p.m. at Orange Hill Baptist Church in Grove Hill with Revs. James Barren, pastor and Fernell Pendleton, eulogist to officiate. Viewing will be Friday from 6 until 7 at Andrews Funeral Home Chapel in Jackson. A second viewing will be one hour prior to the service on Saturday. Burial will be in the Orange Hill Church Cemetery. Military rites will be held at graveside.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Warren and Willie Pippen Educational Scholarship Fund at First United Security Bank in Grove Hill.

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