Barbara Evon Anthony Phelps

Published 6:33 am Tuesday, April 11, 2023

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Mrs. Barbara Evon Anthony Phelps, 86, of Honey Hill Lane, Mocksville, passed away Sunday, April 9, 2023 at her home.

She was born on Feb. 27, 1937 in Rowan County to the late Russell Fred and Broudies Gazell Lowder Anthony.

Mrs. Phelps graduated from China Grove High School and was a member of Victory Baptist Church in Cooleemee. She loved flowers and gardening, gathering with friends and family to enjoy meals, shopping, visiting the beach, doing water aerobics at the Davie YMCA, and most of all, spending time with her family. Barbara enjoyed cooking and was known to have the best persimmon pudding, banana pudding, and hot rolls. She will be remembered as a sweet, kind, giving soul who was loved by everyone.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by: a sister, Elvira “Kitty” Ours; and a son-in-law, Jerry Turner.

Survivors include: her husband of 68 years, George “Bud” Phelps Jr. of the home; her 5 children, Kathy Carter (Phil) of Mocksville, Rex Phelps (Lisa) of Faith, Suzie Trexler (Fred) of Longs, S.C., Gary Phelps of Mooresville, and Lynda Turner of Advance; 9 grandchildren, Joey Carter (Jackie), Jessi Capps (David), Amber Boger (Justin), Nik Phelps (Jayme), Tiffani Burney (Adam), Kristi Trexler, Keri Corter (David), Alex Price, and Michael Phelps; 7 great-grandchildren, Mason Phelps, Mackenzey Phelps, Carsyn Capps, Avie Boger, Huck Boger, Lauren Corter, and Courtland Cardinali; numerous nieces and nephews; and a special family friend, Monty Smith.

A funeral service will be conducted at 3 p.m. Friday, April 14, at Victory Baptist Church in Cooleemee, with Rev. Johnny Oceguera and Rev. Shelby Harbour officiating.  Interment will follow in Liberty United Methodist Church Cemetery.  The family will receive friends for one hour prior to the service at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be considered for: Victory Baptist, PO Box 686, Cooleemee, NC 27014; or to The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation, PO Box 414238, Boston, MA 02241-4238.

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