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“I was deeply saddened to hear of Mr. Hipps passing from my Mom today. I had him as my 5th grade teacher at Valdese Elementary and just loved going to...Read More »
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“Dear Family. I was a Dental Public Health Educator for Burke Country. I often visited Valdese Elementary and taught in Mr. Hipps' classroom. I...Read More »
2 of 3 | Posted by: Nancy Ferguson Brown - Morganton, NC

“Family, So sorry to hear that Paul passed away. Not only have we been neighbors but we also went to school with Paul. You are in our thoughts and...Read More »
3 of 3 | Posted by: Janice Nichols Puckett - Valdese, NC


Mr. Paul Norman Hipps, 76, of Valdese, passed away on Monday April 5, 2021 at his residence, following a period of declining health.
Paul was born on November 1, 1944 in Burke County to the late Paul William Hipps and Margaret Brown Hipps. He was a retired elementary school teacher, serving for over 20 years in the Burke County Public School System.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters; Donnie Hipps Hatley and Myrlevine Stamey.
Survivors include his son, Paul William Wiest and wife Ashley of Valdese, and two nieces; Crystal Perry and husband Stephen, and Tammy Miner and husband Steven.
The family will receive friends on Friday, April 9, 2021 from 1:00 until 2:00 P.M. at Heritage Funeral Service in Valdese. A private inurnment will follow later at Burke Memorial Park.
An online guestbook and obituary is available at www.heritagefuneralservices.com
Heritage Funeral Service & Crematory of Valdese is serving the Hipps family.

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