JOHNSON CITY- Betty Joann Tipton Higgins, 67, passed away on Thursday (March 17, 2016) at the Johnson City Medical Center. She had lived most of her life in Johnson City. She loved country music and enjoyed dancing. She is preceded in death by her parents, Elmer and Gladys Tipton, son, Terry Arnold, brother, E.B.Tipton, aunt, Martha Whaley, nieces; Karen Smith and Kim Phan, and nephew, Lee Payne. She is survived by her son, George Lee Arnold, daughters; Kristin Ann Florke, Diane Simmons, Carol Marie Knight, and Ava Barbara Good, brothers, Mike and Danny Tipton, sisters; Linda Arnett, Carolyn Herrell, Patricia Barnes, and Barbara Madison, grandchildren; Chanci, Shaun, and Krissi Florke, Chasiti Knight, Abbigail Henley, Taylor, Daniel, Nathan Ragusa, Hayden Simmons, and Jamaya Stockley , and several nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at 3:00 P.M. Sunday in the chapel of Tribute Funeral and Cremation Services. To leave an online message for the Higgins family, please visit us @www.tribute-services.com Tribute Funeral and Cremation Services is serving the Higgins family. 240 Suncrest St., Johnson City (Gray Community) 207-0771.