Townson-Rose Funeral Home

Obituary for Velma Phillips


05/13/1927 - 12/22/2019


Velma Phillips, age 92, of Murphy passed away Sunday, December 22, 2019 at her residence.

She was born in Haywood County, NC. Velma lived most of her life in Cherokee County, NC. She was a daughter of the late Clearcy Brown and step father William Brown. Velma was a member of Little Glade Baptist Church.

In addition, to her mother and stepfather, she was preceded in death by her husband, Wilson Phillips and sisters, Carolyn Sue Clark, Sadie McGaha and Corrine Mahaffey.

Surviving are her sons, Troy Phillips and wife Cathy and Kenny Phillips and wife Freda; sister, Charlotte "Cricket" Carwile; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Funeral Services will be held at 2 pm, Tuesday, December 24, 2019 at Townson-Rose Funeral Home Chapel in Murphy. Pastor Hoyt Brown will officiate. Burial will be in the Old Martins Creek Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Dustin Clonts, Johnathan Hunter, Everett Cook, Melvin Beaver, Danny Truett and Floyd Hughes.

The family will receive friends from 12 pm to 2 ,pm Tuesday, December 24, 2019 at the Townson-Rose Funeral Home Chapel in Murphy.

Townson-Rose Funeral Home is in charge of all arrangements.


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