John C. Phipps, 85, of Independence, Va., passed away Friday, June 14, 2013, at Twin County Regional Hospital, Galax, Va.
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He was born March 12, 1928, in Grayson County, Va., to Belford Phipps Sr. and Christine Howard Phipps.
Survivors include sister, Hazel McMillian of Independence; brother, Belford Phipps Jr., and wife, Paris of Independence; three special nephews, Gary McMillian and wife, Mary, Perry W. McMillian and Larry Brown and wife, Janice; and several other nephews, nieces and many, many friends
A funeral service was held Saturday, June 22, 2013, at Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home Chapel, Independence, Va., with Brother Steve Watts officiating. Interment was in Oak Grove Cemetery.
Published in Galax Gazette from June 28 to June 30, 2013