Mildred Dwiggins Phelps

Published 12:09 pm Friday, September 15, 2023

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Mildred Dwiggins Phelps, 94, of Cleveland, went to her reward on Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2023 at Iredell Memorial Hospital in Statesville.

She was born Jan. 24, 1929 in Iredell County to the late Rufus and Pearl Dwiggins. Mildred was a faithful member of Jericho Church of Christ, and had retired from B&F Manufacturing.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by: her husband, Odell C. Phelps; sister, Katherine McCormick; brothers, Rufus Jr. (Buck), Billy, John and Jerry Dwiggins; and son-in-laws, Sherman Durham, and Glenn Koontz.

Survivors include: daughters, Dollie Lankford (Bob), and Nancy Phelps Koontz; grandchildren, Teresa D. Johnson (Harold), Dean Lankford, and Chris Lankford (Susan); great-grandchildren, Amanda L. Gregory (Daniel), Bailey Lankford, Dalton Lankford, Thaddaeus Lankford, Timothy Johnson (Roxanne), Johnathan Johnson (Crystal), Paul Johnson, Andrew Johnson, Daisy Johnson, Kaileigh Johnson; great-great-grandchildren, Melanie Johnson, and Dakota Johnson; one great-granddaughter on the way; her sisters, Dianne White and Sue Livengood; many precious nieces and nephews; and very special friends, Bill and Lynne Allen, John and Sherry Bunton, and Gene (Beth), and Ricky Cheeks (Ruth).

Services will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 19 at Jericho Church of Christ in Mocksville at 11 a.m., with Jack Lipsey officiating. Visitation will follow the service.