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in to "unsha-keable." the shop-pinglist. of by has 13-nation 13-nation fcS Wmi , i i Tipple Funeral Services Friday Flags were flying at half-mast half-mast half-mast today at Lancaster City Hall in respect for the late service-safety service-safety service-safety director Devon Tipple, whose death was confirmed Tuesday. A hunter hiking through woods about 20 miles south of Charleston, W.Va., Monday found the wreckage of Tipple's single-engine single-engine single-engine Piper Cherokee. Papers found on the body tentatively tentatively identified it as Tipple, who had been missing since Sept. 14. The body was " removed Tuesday by West Virginia State Police and taken to medical facilities in Charleston where identification was confirmed. Funeral service is planned Friday. "There is no evidence of . a fire," state police said of the plane crash site.: Sources said tne wings of the plane were detached but the fuselage was intact. Tipple's body was inside. State police and Federal Aviation . Administration officials officials are investigating the crash. The initial theory is that the plane flew into the side of the Brushfork Ridge near Ashford, W. Va., in cloudy, rainy weather. Bad weather several days after Tipple was reported missing hampered search attempts attempts by 143 aircraft used by the Civil Air Patrol. Over 1,200 volunteers were involved in the two-week two-week two-week air and ground search conducted by the CAP. Tipple's plane took off from Greenbriar Airport after he and Lancaster Municipal Gas Supt. Jack Elick attended a seminar in White Sulphur Springs conducted conducted by Columbia Gas Transmission Co. Elick took Tipple to the airport and last saw Tipple's craft take off the afternoon of Sept. 14. Mayor Edward Rutherford said today that directors of each city department will attend the funeral. A veteran of World War II, Tipple was past commander and life member of American Legion jPost 11 and past adjutant of the Eight District of the American Legion. ' He was a member of all local Masonic Bodies including Lancaster Lodge No. 57, F and AM; Lancaster Chapter No. 11, R.A.M.; Lancaster Council No. 88, R. and S.M.; Lancaster Commandery No. 2, Knights Templar. Mr. Tipple was also a member of the Fairfield County Pilots Assn., charter member of the Flying Nobles, member of Aladdin Temple of Columbus, local Tarhe Nobles, member of Aladdin Temple of Columbus, local Tarhe Shrine, and UCT. He is survived by daughters, Mrs. Carolyn Baker, Lancaster, Mrs. Roland (Donna) Eaton Perrysburg, Mrs. Albert (Sharon) Brown Jr., Lancaster; five grandchildren; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence E. (Louella) Tipple, Lancaster; sisters, Mrs. Eileen Provost, Devon Tipple Lancaster, Mrs. Willard (Marjorie) Ety, Carroll; brothers, Elmer (Clifford) Tipple, Lancaster, Lester (Jack) Tipple, of Michigan; nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by wife, Esther, in May . Service will be Friday at 1:30 p.m. in the chapel of the Frank E: Smith Funeral Home, the Rev. Walter L. Plummer officiating; officiating; burial in Maple Grove Cemetery, with military rites by the American Legion and VFW. Friends may call 7-9 7-9 7-9 p.m. Wednesday and after 12 noon Thursday at the funeral home, where Lancaster Lodge No. 57 will have a service at 7 p.m. Thursday. The family suggests contributions contributions to the Ohio or West Virginia Civil Air Patrols.