Arrangements have been entrusted to independently owned and operated Dalton Funeral Home, 620 S. Glenwood Ave. Dalton, GA 30721; 706-529-5371. “Not only will it benefit your two families, but it’s our desire at Reinhardt for this to be a fund that’s available to all families who have had their lives disrupted by tragedy,” said J. Thomas Isherwood, the president of the college. But any fears subsided the moment show host Ty Pennington introduced Faith Tipton-Smith to Rachel. It was April 29, 2005 – the day before her senior prom, and she was on a class field trip to the Columbus Zoo when she fainted. © 2017-2020 Tribute Archive. Charles Cabe, age 80, of Chatsworth, Georgia passed away Saturday, October 31, 2020. Winds light and variable. Ransom Tipton died May 4, 2005 – three months to the day following the fire that burned the family’s home to the ground. You have permission to edit this article. A lifelong bond between the two families was formed. First Amendment: Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances. Ransom Tipton died May 4, 2005 – three months to the day following the fire that burned the family’s home to the ground. Ransom’s sister, Missy, also was injured. 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Her defibrillator did not respond, and she was life-flighted to Columbus Children’s Hospital. Three months after construction began on their new home, her 16-year-old son, Ransom, and David Tipton of Cartersville, died of injuries suffered in a car accident. He was an organ donor and saved five lives, including Rachel’s. Charles "Chas" Cochran, age 35, of Adairsville, Georgia passed away Sunday, November 1, 2020. His parents were James “Bud” and Bernice (Windercker) Smith Sr. After spending his early years in St Louis, he had lived in Galena most of his life. The Tipton-Smith family of Waleksa, Ga. was selected for a home makeover, and had a wish, too: to meet their son and brother’s heart transplant recipient. Obituary & Guest Book Preview for Ransom Smith Jr. Email. The Rose Parade will offer a most meaningful reunion of the Ball and Tipton-Smith families, highlighted by Rachel and Missy’s side-by-side walk in tribute to Ransom. The heart surgery she had endured four years earlier to repair arterial bridging had bought time, but now she needed a heart transplant to survive. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping. The first recipients will be Tipton-Smith’s daughters and Elaine Yurewich of Waleska, whose late son, Alex, also died in the car accident, and her daughter, Corinne. The bank and its sister companies donated $25,000 and led a fund-raising campaign to pay off the family’s nearly $145,000 mortgage. The episode is expected to air in March. Woodstock-based Oakwood Homes LLC and its building partners and RBC Centura Bank volunteered services, materials and money to complete the house. “A community came out to really help Faith and her children,” said Tony Perry, CEO of Oakwood Homes. Her heart was surgically repaired, and though she lived with a defibrillator, she was able to resume the normal life of a high school student without incident -- until her senior year. And if she survived the switched, no one knew if Rachel would receive the transplant in time. The family will receive friends from 7:00 – 8:00 pm, Monday, July 25, 2016 at Derfelt Funeral Home, Galena, KS.Ray was born June 10, 1945 in St Louis, MO. Within days doctors told Rachel’s parents, Mark and Diana, she needed a heart transplant to survive. But costly medical bills from a car accident kept Faith Tipton-Smith’s family from finishing it. As part of the episode, and as a surprise to the family, ABC, with the help of Lifeline of Ohio and Lifelink of Georgia, was able to arrange for the families to meet. Online obituary for Ransom Smith. Low 46F. Alvin Patterson will officiate. CANTON (AP) — The new home in Lake Arrowhead was to replace the one destroyed by fire a few years ago. Ray was born June 10, 1945 in St Louis, MO. Graveside service will be at 10:00 am Tuesday, July 26, 2016 at Oak Hill Cemetery, Galena, KS. Ransom’s sister, Missy, also was injured. He was born November 12, 1939.Arrangements have been entrusted to independently owned and operated Dalton Funeral Home, 620 S. Glenwood Ave. Dalton, GA 30721; 706-529-5371. While the news was exciting for Rachel’s family, doctors were unsure if her heart would sustain her transfer to an alternate life support mechanism. Rachel’s surgery went well, but because she was so sick pre-transplant, she had a long road to recovery. But his greatest pastime was being with his grandkids. Just one week later, Rachel received the heart of 16-year-old organ donor Ransom Tipton of Georgia, whose family she met in January 2007 when the Tipton-Smith family was featured on ABC’s ‘Extreme Makeover: Home Edition’. Jerry Harris, 37, of Summerville, Georgia passed away Saturday, October 31, 2020. The family felt sheer joy in knowing Rachel would receive her transplant; but they also felt tremendous sadness and appreciation for the donor’s family. Order flowers for Raymond's Graveside Service. Rachel was dying. Her family’s home was destroyed in a 2005 fire. The Balls were unsure about the proposed meeting at first; Rachel and her parents worried about how Faith and her daughters would react to the surprise. The family will receive friends from 7:00 – 8:00 pm, Monday, July 25, 2016 at Derfelt Funeral Home, Galena, KS. Missy Tipton’s 16-year-old brother Ransom was the centerpiece of a March 2007 episode of ABC’s “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition”. Raymond leaves this life, to join family members on the other side, including his parents, one step-son, Johnny Owen; one step-daughter, Brenda Owen; one brother, James T Smith Jr; and one sister Deborah Iva Smith. Read Ransom Smith’s life story, offer tributes/condolences, send flowers or create a Ransom Smith online memorial. Sorry, there are no recent results for popular commented articles. On Wednesday, May 4, 2005, Rachel was listed for a transplant. Up to 5,000 volunteers helped make her family’s dream come true. GALENA, KANSAS: Raymond T Smith, age 71, passed away Saturday Morning, July 23, 2016 at Galena Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Galena, KS following an illness. But then a TV show — ABC-TV’s “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” stepped in, selecting Smith and her daugthers, Emily Smith, 8, and Missy Tipton, 16. First 25 of 91 words: age 93 of Birmingham passed away. Sign up now to get our FREE breaking news coverage delivered right to your inbox. GALENA, KANSAS: Raymond T Smith, age 71, passed away Saturday Morning, July 23, 2016 at Galena Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Galena, KS following an illness.Graveside service will be at 10:00 am Tuesday, July 26, 2016 at Oak Hill Cemetery, Galena, KS. They were both airlifted out of the crash scene and taken to North… Raymond was a member of Empire Mission Church where he formerly served as a board member. In his spare time, he enjoyed carpentry.