Mary Anne Phipps (1932 - 2017)

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Mary Anne Phipps, 85, of Powder Mill Road Elk Creek, died Thursday, June 1, 2017, at the Grayson Rehabilitation and Health Care Center in Independence, Virginia.
Mrs. Phipps was born March 13, 1932 in Hiwassee, Virginia, To Basil Lee and Lillian Pack Southern. She graduated from Medical College of Virginia with a B.S. Degree in nursing. While she served most of her career at Twin County Hospital in Galax, she also served in Pulaski and Wytheville, Virginia and Winston-Salem, North Carolina, She will be remembered for her dedication to the nursing profession  and for her commitment to the Lebanon United Church and to the Elk Creek Community.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Hollis Phipps and her sister, Bonnie Jean Davis.
She is survived by her son, Lee W. Phipps of Elk Creek; and her brother-in-law, Robert (Linda) Phipps of Elk Creek. Several cousins also survive.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, June 6, at 2 p.m. at the Lebanon United Methodist Church with Pastor Gleasanna Dixon and nephew, Rev. Michael Oxentenko officiating. Interment was held in the church cemetery.
The family request that in lieu of flowers memorial contributions be made to the Elk Creek Fire Department,  P.O. Box 36,  Elk Creek, VA 24326; or Elk Creek Rescue Squad,  P. O. Box 130,  Elk Creek, VA 24326.
Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home of Independence is serving the family.
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Published in The Declaration on June 7, 2017
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