Wilma Ruth Hampton Phipps

Published 11:25 am Saturday, December 11, 2010

By Staff
Mrs. Wilma Ruth Hampton Phipps, 83, formerly of Greenwood Ave., died Friday, Dec. 10, 2010, at Autumn Care of Mocksville.
Mrs. Phipps was born Dec. 5, 1927, in Alleghany County to the late Leroy Carlyle “Carlie” and Mahala Jane Edwards “Hallie” Hampton. She was owner/operator of Phipps Sewing Center for 50 years. Mrs. Phipps was a graduate of Sparta High School. She devoted her whole life to her family and her sewing company where she met a lot of friends and fellow quilters through the years. Mrs. Phipps loved her mountain home in Sparta.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, Walter Clifton Phipps, Sr. Survivors include three daughters, Judy Phipps (Bill) Lawrence of Scranton, Joyce Phipps (Joe) Scott of Mocksville and Jayne (Randy) Phipps-Boger of Sparta; three sons, Jimmy (Sonia) Phipps of Farmington and Walter (Susan) Phipps, Jr. and Jeffrey Phipps, all of Mocksville; 11 grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; one stepgreat-grandchild; two great-great-grandchildren; one sister, Irene Hampton Jones of Greensboro; one brother, Lewis Hampton of Sparta; and several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be conducted at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 11, at Eaton Funeral Home with the Rev. W. Ray Thomas officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home immediately following the service. The family requests that memorials be considered for Shiloh United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund, 1173 U.S. Highway 221, Sparta, NC, 28675. Online condolences may be made at www.eatonfuneralservice.com.
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