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James “Jimmy” “Lady Killer” Lemon Tipton

James “Jimmy” “Lady Killer” Lemon Tipton, 67, died Thursday November 30, 2023 at the St. Joseph Hospital Mt. Sterling.

He was born in Paris, KY to the late Lemon Edgar Tipton and the late Juanita Jeanette Lawrence Tipton. He was a retired mechanic, a former employee at Chistopher Blacktop Company, attended the River of Life Ministries, a US Army Veteran of the Vietnam War, and an avid NASCAR fan. Jimmy enjoyed going to yard sales and the Goodwill store. He also was an Elvis memorabilia and jewelry collector.

He is survived by two daughters, Samantha Jo (David) Catron and April Dawn Tipton; one sister, Michelle (Joe) Stevenson; one grandson, Kodey Smith; one grand dog, Trixie Lynn; one grand cat, Callie Jo; four nieces, Krissa (Josh) Stephens, Caitlyn (Matt) Polley, Sarah (George Burgess) Stevenson, Angel Mullins and Aimee Stevenson; one nephew, Ricky Tipton and a host of great nieces, great nephews, and cousins.

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by one brother, Ricky Tipton; two aunts, Betty Lawrence and Martha Jackson and one special friend, Mary Moore.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 PM Wednesday December 6, 2023, at the River of Life Ministries by Pastor Krista Hampton. Burial followed in the Paris Cemetery.

Visitation is at 11:00 AM Wednesday December 6, 2023, until the hour of service at the church.

Pallbearers will be Calvin Crain, Tommy Wente, Josh Stephens, Joe Stevenson, Shane Crain, Marcella Olivares, Phillip Sparks and Kodey Smith.

Honorary pallbearers will be Fileciano Olivares, Dewayne Lawrence, Asher Stephens, Bentli Morris, Earl Tipton and George Burgess.

The arrangements were entrusted to the Lusk-McFarland Funeral Home, 1120 Main St., Paris, KY.

The online guestbook is at and a 24-hour funeral information line can be reached by calling 859-987-4387.

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