Sunday, December 16

Ruth Sharpe Phillips

Ruth Sharpe Phillips, 91, passed December 15, 2012 at Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home in Forsyth County. A celebration of her life will be held 3:00 PM Tuesday, December 18, 2012 at Beulah United Church of Christ in Welcome with the Rev. Michael Hooper officiating. The family will receive friends from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. in the Church Fellowship Hall before the service and burial will follow in the Beulah Cemetery. Born on March 26, 1921 to the late Overman Klutz Sharpe and Ola Arteal Hepler. Survived by her daughters, Donna K. Tesh (G. W.) of Lexington and Barbara K. Adams (Chuck) of Hickory N.C. She is also survived by two sisters Nell S. Clifton (George) of Thomasville, NC and Mary Jo Tysinger of Chapel Hill, N.C. In addition to her daughters, she is survived by seven grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. Preceded in death by her husbands Stokes S. Koontz and Kenneth Phillips; her son Dalton K. Koontz and a sister, Rita S. Curry. Kenneth Phillips children are Dianne Phillips Campbell of Lexington, James Kenneth Phillips (Janie) of Clemmons, Michael Ira Phillips (Gail) of Winston-Salem and Joseph Farabee Phillips (Karin) of Charlotte. Direct line to Briles: John & Hannah Briles Hepler.

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