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Pvt. Clarence Olan Shipton
was a member F Company. This portrait photo was taken ca. 1942 at Camp Blanding, FL
Entered Into Rest
Thursday, July 19, 2001
CLARENCE O. SHIPTON

   Mr. Clarence O. Shipton, 74, of 1119 Westridge Road, died Thursday, July 19, 2001 at Moses Cone Hospital.
   The funeral will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, July 21, 2001 at First Lutheran Church.
   Mr. Shipton served in the 82nd airborne in World War II,  He graduated from Elon College with a bachelor's decree and his master's degree from UNC-Chapel Hill.   He was dean of men at UNCG, director of extension services, on the faculty of school of education, taught at Elon College, UNC-Chapel Hill, Ruffin High School and Curry High School.  He was director of Girls State for more than 19 years.  Mr. Shipton retired as dean of student services at UNCG after more than 30 years of service.
   Survivors include three sons, Scott A., Shipton of Summerfield, Greg l. Shipton of Greensboro, Martin L. Shipton of Atlanta, Ga., one brother James Robert Shipton of Eden, and two grandchildren, Allen R. and Austin L. Shipton.
   Mr. Shipton was preceded in death by his wife Doris L. Shipton.
   The family will receive friends immediately following the service in the church parlor.
   Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, 111-D Pomona Drive, Greensboro, NC 27407 or First Lutheran Church, School for Young Children, 3600 West Friendly Ave., Greensboro, NC 24710.
   Forbes & Dick, North Elm Street is serving the Shipton family.

(Obituary appeared in Greensboro News Record)

 

CLARENCE OLAN SHIPTON

May 21, 1927 - July 19, 2001

   Clarence was the first of two sons born to Hazel Fair and Luther Clifford Shipton.  Most of his childhood years were spent in  the Leakesville / Eden area of North Carolina.
   Because of his desire to see action in WW-II, Clarence lied about his age and enlisted in the Army when he was 16 years old.  He served in the 82nd Airborne and was part of the occupation force in Germany. Following the war he finished his undergraduate work at Elon College in 2 1/21 years then then his masters from UNC-Chapel Hill.  He completed all of his doctorate work except his dissertation.
   His career was that of an educator, beginning with Ruffin and Curry High Schools, ands including Elon College, UNC-Chapel Hill and UNC-Greensboro.  He served on the Faculty of the School of Education at UNC-G, was Director of the Extension Services,  and was Dean of Men.  He was most proud of the fact that he had developed and was director of Girls State for more than 10 years.  He was also a charter advisor of Alpha Phi Omega, a service fraternity.
   During a summer at Elon, Clarence met Doris Ann Leonard, whom he married the following year on February 28, 1927 [sic, year is same as his birth year]. For most of their married life, they remained in Greensboro.   Doris preceded Clarence in death.
   Clarence is survived by his three sons: Scott A., Shipton of Summerfield, NC; Greg l. Shipton of Greensboro, and Martin L. Shipton of Atlanta, GA., one brother James Robert Shipton of Eden, an two grandchildren, Allen R. and Austin L. Shipton.
   Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, 111-D Pomona Drive, Greensboro, NC 27407 or First Lutheran Church, School for Young Children, 3600 West Friendly Ave., Greensboro, NC 24710.

(Obituary appeared in First Lutheran Church. literature)

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