EAST PRAIRIE - Brittany Renee Tipler, 14, died June 27, 2004, of injuries sustained in an automobile accident near Wyatt.
Born Sept. 11, 1989, in Sikeston, daughter of Robbie Ray and Norma Jean Jones Tipler, she was a freshman in East Prairie Public Schools, where she was active in girl's basketball and track. She had received numerous awards and trophies and broke the record previously set while participating in the President's Fitness Test. She was selected to perform as a varsity cheerleader for the 2004-05 school year and was a member of Ollie Grove Baptist Church in Wyatt.
Survivors in addition to her parents include: one brother, Paris Tipler of East Prairie; three sisters, Valisha Jones of Marion, Ind., Robin Jones of Charleston and Asia Tipler of East Prairie; her maternal grandmother, Mary E. Jones of East Prairie; and paternal grandmother, Ella Lee Tipler of East Prairie.
Visitation is from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Elm Street Baptist Church in Charleston, where services are scheduled for 1 p.m. Friday. The Rev. Melvin Williams, pastor, will officiate.
Burial will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery near Charleston.
Williams Funeral Home of Charleston is in charge of arrangements.