Barbara M. Tipton, 75 of Newport passed away October 8 at University Hospital. She is preceded in death by her husband James R. Tipton. Survived by her loving children Ruby Smith, Ozzie (Vicky) Tipton, James (Tracie) Tipton and Kathy Sparks, 11 grandchildren, many great grandchildren, nieces and nephews and sisters Ellen Cole and Beulah Earls. Visitation will be held Thurs, October 12 from 11am until 1pm. Burial to follow at St. Stephens Cemetery.