Dorotha Novella Anders Phipps, 83, of Independence, Va., died Friday, March 22, 2013, at her residence.
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She was born April 15, 1929, at Independence to the late Claude Thomas and Mernerva Anders.
She and her husband lived for many years in Clemmons, N.C. She retired from Hamrick's Clothing Store.
Survivors include her husband, Robert B. Phipps of the home; one son, Robert D. (Bob) Phipps and Dorothy Galyean of Independence, Va.; one sister and her husband, Mona and John Byerly of Clemmons: a grandson, John Phipps of Lewisville; a great-grandson, Anthony Pardue of Lexington; two nephews, Richard Bedwell of Clemmons, and Kip Anders of Thomasville; one niece, Debbie Anders of Galax.
A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 26, 2013, at the Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home Chapel in Independence, Va. with the Rev. Eddie Roland officiating. The family received friends from 1 p.m. until time for the service.
In lieu of flowers, consider memorial contributions to Independence Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 607, Independence, Va. 24348 or Independence Vol. Fire Dept., P.O. Box 588, Independence, Va. 24348.
Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home, Independence, Va., was in charge of arrangements.
Published in Galax Gazette from Mar. 27 to Mar. 28, 2013