Estelle Tripp

estelle tripp



Estelle Simmons Tripp, age 79 of Carthage, died Sunday, September 23, 2018 at FirstHealth Hospice House in Pinehurst.


Funeral services will be 12:00 PM Wednesday at Gulf Presbyterian Church conducted by the Rev. Bruce Benton. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.


A native of Berrien County, GA she was a daughter of the late Shafter Daniel and Myrtice Moore Simmons. Estelle worked as an office manager for several years in the insurance business. She was also a homemaker and wonderful mother. After retirement she worked at the Villager in Pinehurst for many years.


She was preceded in death by her brothers Max, George, Donald and James Simmons.


She is survived by her children Lisa Tripp of N. Myrtle Beach, Craig Tripp of Carthage; her sister Elizabeth Miller of Jacksonville, FL; her former husband William Rowland “Bill” Tripp of Carthage; several nieces, nephews.


The family will receive friends at Fry & Prickett Funeral Home from 6:00 - 8:00 pm Tuesday.


Memorials may be made to Gulf Presbyterian Church, 1253 Gulf Rd, Goldston, NC 27252.




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  1. Lisa, so sorry I can’t be there with you.-  I know how you are feeling because I still miss my own mom.-  Know you are in my thoughts and prayers during this time.-  Just remember that without love there would be no grief.-  Love you.
    Frankie Terry

  2. Lisa and Craig,- 
    I’m so sorry to hear about the loss of your Mother. I remember her as a kind and sweet lady. She treated my brother Darryl and I with such respect.-  My prayers are with you and your family now and always.

  3. Simmons and Tripp Family
    Can you imagine reading a newspaper with the headline: ‘When Death is Swallowed Up Forever……’ What a wonderful time that will be. Revelation 21:4 offers this hope, it states: ‘And he (God) will wipe out every tear from

  4. There is nothing like a quote from a Non-Christian cult to make the grief really dissipate….-  If we want brainwashing we will for sure let ‘Tammy G’ and ‘Lisa’ know!-  Matthew 28:18

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