In Memoriam

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We are sad to report the passing of Lyman Charles Shipley, 87, of Roanoke Rapids, NC, on Jan. 17, 2022. He was born on September 21, 1934 in Hyden, KY.

Lyman enlisted in the U.S. Army after Graduating from Weldon High School in 1952. Prior to leaving for Korea, he married Louise Rightmyer. His decorations included the United Nations Service Medal, Korean Service Medal w/1 Bronze Service Star, National Defense Service Medal, 2 overseas Bars and Good Conduct Medal. 

After the service Lyman worked for Coastal Lumber Company in Weldon, NC until retirement. 

He is survived by his wife of 69 years, Louise Rightmyer Shipley; his daughter, Linda Martin (Brady); his son, Lyman “Chuck” Shipley, Jr.; his grandchildren, great-grandchildren and brothers and sisters. 

Graveside Services were Jan. 19, 2022 at 2pm at Cedarwood Cemetery in Weldon, NC. Donations may be made in Lyman’s memory to the Enterprise Baptist Church, 404 Enterprise Road, Littleton NC 27850 and the John 3:16 Center 407 East End Ave, Littleton, NC 27850.

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