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Originally published: 2013-02-25 11:45:56
Last modified: 2013-02-25 11:45:56

Wanda Turbyfill Phillips

Wanda Turbyfill Phillips, 79, of Hanging Rock Estate Lane, Banner Elk, passed away Monday morning Feb. 18, 2013, at Cannon Memorial Hopsital.

Born Oct. 8, 1933, she was a daughter of the late Julius and Ada Ward Turbyfill. Phillips was a member of Elk Park Christian Church. She was retired, having worked at several vocations over the years, including a beautician and later an assembler at TRW. She enjoyed gardening and indoor-plant tending, bird-watching, "watching the weather," and reading, a trait she passed on to her granddaughter.

Along with her parents, Julius and Ada Ward Turbyfill, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Hilma Tappen and Audrey Hamilton.

Phillips left behind to cherish her memory, one daughter, Marla Hatch and husband, Riley, of Banner Elk, one granddaughter, Jessica Julian, of Banner Elk, and a faithful "grand-dog," Lexy Hatch, also of Banner Elk; three sisters, Helen Johnon of Jonesborough, Tenn., Geraldine Ward of Elk Park, and Wilma Ellis and husband, Charles, of Elk Park; three brothers, Ron Turbyfill and wife, Bonnie, of Elk Park, Ray Turbyfill and wife, Linda, of Winston-Salem, and Johnny Turbyfill and wife, Gloria, of Huntersivlle; as well as a wealth of nieces and nephews.

There will be a time of gathering to celebrate the life of Wanda Phillips at the Elk Park Christian Church 2 to 4 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 25, 2013.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Elk Park Christian Church in memory of Wanda Phillips, 220 Old Mill Road, Elk Park, NC 28622.

Austin & Barnes Funeral Home & Crematory served the Phillips family.

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