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Ethel Howell Kanipe

November 29, 1938 — July 27, 2021

Marion, North Carolina

Ethel Ada Howell Kanipe, age 82, passed away on Tuesday, July 27, 2021. She was born to the late Edward and Ruth Queen Howell, on November 29,1938, in Mitchell County, North Carolina.

Ethel was a retired telecommunicator for the Marion Police Department proudly serving over 20 years.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by husband Alonzo Kanipe Jr. of 54 years and a sister Helen Wright.

Left to cherish her memory are three children; Shannon Kanipe, Jeff Kanipe (Susan) and Chris Kanipe, one brother; Don Howell (Tinga) one brother-in-law; Carroll Wright, six grandchildren, six great grandchildren, nieces and nephews and a friend of the family, Kay Lawrence.

A graveside service will be held Thursday, July 29,2021 at McDowell Memorial Park, at 1:00 p.m. with the Reverend Don Mitchell officiating.

In lieu of flowers, the family request you consider Carolina Bible Camp, c/o Bobby Grisby, Treasurer, PO Box 1234, Mooresville, NC 27208.

The family wishes to express if anyone has covid concerns and cannot attend the service they fully understand.

To send flowers to the family in memory of Ethel Howell Kanipe, please visit our flower store.

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Thursday, July 29, 2021

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