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Murray Stephen ‘Steve’ Chips Sr.

Mr. Murray Stephen “Steve” Chips Sr., 72, of 1171 Cage Trail, South Boston died Aug. 6, 2013. He was born June 12, 1941 in Clarksburg, W.Va., to the late John Robert Murray Chipps and Leota Hope Kelley Chipps. 

Mr. Chipps was first married to the late Sarah C. Chipps and then to Rita Cash Chipps, who survives. He was retired from the U.S. Marine Corps as a First Sergeant after 22 years of service. He was a member of V.F.W. Post 8243 and American Legion Post 8.

In addition to his wife, survivors include one daughter, Kelly Jean Ahearn and husband Owen of South Boston, one son, Murray Stephen Chipps Jr. and wife Nancy of South Boston; two step-sons, Chad Michael Conner of Halifax and Brandon Neil Conner of Scottsburg; one sister, Beverly Miller and husband Otis of Raleigh, N.C.; 10 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; his mother-in-law, Virginia Cash; and beloved dogs, Bowzer and Mr. Jingles.

One son, Kevin Mark Chipps Sr., also preceded Mr. Chipps in death.

The family will receive friends at Brooks Funeral Home on Friday, Aug. 9, 2013, from 7:00 until 8:30 p.m. and other times at the home.

Funeral services for Mr. Chipps will be held at Brooks Funeral Home chapel Saturday, Aug. 10, 2013, at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Vance Midgett officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Ridge Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials to the American Diabetes Association, Memorials and Honors Program, P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312.

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Arrangements are by Brooks Funeral Home, South Boston.