Nancy Carolyn Waugh Sipes | Iredell Free News

Nancy Carolyn Waugh Sipes, 89, passed away peacefully at the Gordon Hospice House in Statesville, N.C., on Friday, November 5, 2021.

Born in Iredell County, she was the daughter of the late James. H. Waugh and Eunice C. Waugh. Also preceding her in death were her son, Ronnie E. Sipes; brother-in-law, Tom Stevenson; and a special niece, Renea Overcash.

She was a graduate of Celeste Henkel High School. On July 29, 1950, she married Jimmy R. Sipes, and they shared 71 wonderful years in marriage together.

Nancy worked many years as a supervisor in various sewing factories and later on opened up her own alteration shop with her sister Sue, making wedding gowns and bridesmaid dresses. She later retired from Food Lion, where she loved talking, laughing and serving her customers.

In addition to her husband Jim, those left to cherish her memory are her son, Wesley and wife Carol; one granddaughter, Heather Sipes Baldwin (Steven); two grandsons, Chris Sipes (Amber) and Justin Sipes (Elizabeth); along with seven great grandchildren, Luke and Hunter Baldwin, and Chloe, Kerrigan, Harper, Parker and Lincoln Sipes; and three wonderful sisters, Sue Stevenson, Lib Black (Jerry) and Judy Overcash.

Graveside services will be held Monday, November 8, 2021, at Iredell Memorial Gardens at 2 p.m. with her pastor, Rev. Larry Holleman of Diamond Hill Baptist Church. officiating. Burial and visitation will follow the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Gordon Hospice House or to Diamond Hill Baptist Church. Online condolences may be made to the family at

Troutman Funeral Home is serving the family.