Shirley (Styles) Phillips

Born: Sun., Apr. 12, 1936
Died: Sun., Oct. 23, 2011


Memorial Service

2:00 PM Sat., Nov. 05, 2011
Location: First Baptist Church Spruce Pine


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Dateline:  Bakersville, NC

Shirley Styles Phillips

Shirley Styles Phillips, 75, of 389 Orchard Road, Bakersville, North Carolina passed away October 23, 2011 at home after a long illness.  She was a native of Yancey County and the daughter of the late Theodore and Zona Harris Styles.  She was preceded in death by a son, Robert Scott Phillips.

Survivors include her husband Bobby E. Phillips of the home, and her beloved daughter Janet Kenniasty of Columbia, Maryland as well as three sisters, Teddie Styles Hall of Statesville, North Carolina, Erma Styles of Lynchburg, Virginia, and Doris Styles Laughrun of Midlothian, Virginia.

She was valedictorian of her Burnsville High School class, a graduate of Mars Hill College, Meredith College and received a graduate degree from Rollins College, Winter Park, Florida.  She spent 21 years as a teacher in the post secondary schools of Osceola County, Florida.

She and her husband, Bobby, were married in Burnsville June 9, 1956.

She enjoyed active membership in First Baptist Church of Spruce Pine, the Blue Ridge Red Hats, the Mitchell County Extension Homemakers, and the Mayland Writers Club.  She loved painting, writing short stories, and singing.

To remember Shirley, a gift to Hospice Of Mitchell County in Spruce Pine is suggested.

A memorial service will be held at First Baptist Church of Spruce Pine, North Carolina on Saturday, November 5 at 2 pm.  Following the service, the family will receive friends in the fellowship hall until 4:30 pm.

Henline-Hughes Funeral Home of Bakersville is assisting the family with arrangements.

 

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Dr Bouger Aldridge & Staff
   Posted Sat October 29, 2011
Bobby our thoughts and prayers be with you at this time.

Susan M. Bell (Mayland Writers'' Group)
   Posted Sat October 29, 2011
Our hearts are breaking over the lose of such a beautiful person. We will miss Shirley's wonderful smile and sense of humor, her kind words and friendship. Our lives are all the better for having known her.

Bobby, Janet and the rest of Shirley's family and friends have our heartfelt condolences. We are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.

Personally I want to say that I am so very glad I met Shirley and was able to share in even a small portion of her life. I will cherish that always.

Mary Hooper
   Posted Sun October 30, 2011
Shirley was a true gentlewoman and I will miss her. I send my sincere sympathy to her family and friends.

Katie Wilkes
   Posted Mon October 31, 2011
Bobby and Janet,

I am so sorry to hear about Shirley\'s death. We taught together many years in Osceola County. I will definitely keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

Rodger and Nancy Hinshaw
   Posted Fri November 04, 2011
Shirley was so talented and we will miss her. Our prayers are for the family now during this time of grief. Her presence and talents will be missed. May God hold the family close in His care.

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