Allen Dean Shipes, IV

Augusta, GA – Allen Dean Ships, IV, 27, husband of Deire Hightower Shipes, entered into rest Saturay, April 13, 2013, at his residence.
Memorial services will be held Friday, April 19, 2013, at 2:00 PM from the chapel of Chance & Hydrick Funeral Directors with Dr. Michael Davenport officiating.
Mr. Shipes, son of Allen Dean and Cathy Porter Shipes, Jr. was a native of Augusta and a lifelong resident of the Augusta area. He was a graduate of Burke County High and had worked in his fathers business, Affordable Maintenance. Most recently he was working for the Plunkett Heating and Air Company. He loved racing and workng on cars, fishing, the outdoors and especially Las Vegas .
He was preceded in death by his bother, Allen Dean Shipes, III and his father-in-law, Coley Hightower, Jr.
In addition to his wife and parents other survivors include his daughter, Alissa Shipes and a son on the way, Allen Dean Shipes, V; brother, Christopher Lee Shipes; paternal grandparents, Allen Dean and Xem Shipes, Sr.; maternal grandmother, Jean A. Porter; mother-in-law, Ophleia Hightower; as well as a host of other family and friends.
The family will receive friends following the service at the funeral home.
Chance & Hydrick Funeral Directors, 2502 Richmond Hill Rd. , Augusta , GA 30906 .

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