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Updated: 06/15/2014 02:52:01PM

Carol A. Chipman

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Carol A. Chipman, 75, of Arcadia, Fla., passed away Friday, June 13, 2014, in Sarasota, Fla., after a brief illness.

She was born Feb. 10, 1939, in Bowling Green, Fla., moving to Arcadia, more than 50 years ago.

Carol was a graduate of Hardee High School, Class of 1957, and the Tampa School of Business. She retired from Bank of America as a customer service personal banking representative and from Winn-Dixie grocery store. Carol enjoyed reading, gardening, doing yard work, and spending quality time with her family. She was a faithful member of the Arcadia First Baptist Church.

Survivors are a son, Timothy Ray Chipman, Port Charlotte, Fla.; a daughter, Carol Renee’ (Patrick) Gammage, Arcadia; two sisters, Nancy E. (David) Ford, Lake Placid, Fla., and Garnette R. (Arthur) Coulter, Arcadia; six grandchildren, Brian Martin, of Colorado, Amanda Martin, and Katie Gammage, Arcadia, Tyler Chipman, Port Charlotte, Morgan Chipman, and Tristan Chipman, Tallahassee, Fla.; three great-grandchildren, Olivia, Dylan, and Dakota. Carol is preceded in death by her beloved husband, William Ray Chipman; a son, Mark Chipman; her parents, B.F. and Letha (nee Albritton) Roberts; a brother, Culley Wilson Roberts; and a sister, Iris Roberts Revell.

Visitation will be conducted at 10 a.m. until 11 a.m., Wednesday, June 18, 2014, at the Ponger-Kays-Grady Funeral Home chapel, 50 No. Hillsborough Avenue, Arcadia, FL. Funeral services will follow at 11 a.m., with The Rev. Matt Clayton officiating. Burial will follow in the Joshua Creek Cemetery. Flowers are accepted and donations can be made to the American Cancer Society, Attn: Shirley Watters, 1100 Ireland Way, Suite 300, Birmingham, AL 35205. Online condolences may be made at

Arrangements are by Ponger-Kays-Grady Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Arcadia, FL.

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