Arnold Tipton, age 82, of the Yellow Creek Community in Robbinsville, NC, went home to be with the Lord Friday August 8, 2008 at Mission Hospital in Asheville. A native of Graham County, he was the son of the late Leigh and Iva Lee Daniels Tipton. He is survived by his wife, Laura Anderson Tipton of the home; his sons, Jeff Tipton of Robbinsville, NC, and Steve Tipton of Shelby, NC; his daughters, Judy Stewart of Robbinsville, NC, and Sherry Tipton of Blairsville, GA; his brothers, Chester Tipton of Morrow, OH, Harold Tipton of Stecoah, and Clell Tipton of Robbinsville, NC; and his sisters Virgie Bailey of Stecoah, and MagaLene Ryne of Cincinnati, OH. He has 12 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 am Monday, August 11, 2008 at the Townson-Smith Chapel. The Reverend Daniel Stewart will officiate. Burial will follow at Jenkins Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 pm Sunday at Townson-Smith Funeral Home. An online guest register is available at www.townson-smithfuneralhome.com. Townson-Smith Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.