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Loisteen Horton Phillips, age 76, of Lansing, North Carolina passed away Monday morning, January 26, 2015 at her residence. She was born March 23, 1938 in Mitchell County, NC to John Horton and Carrie Webb Horton. She was a member of the Gillespie Community Church. She enjoyed gardening and flowers. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one brother, D.C. Horton.
Survivors include her husband of 55 years, Dean Phillips of the home; daughter, Gyween Phillips of Kibryville, TX; son, Billy Phillips and wife Amanda of Ashe County, NC; six sisters: Erma Houser of Green Mountain, NC, Idaleen Peterson of Green Mountain, NC, Nadine Bennett of Green Mountain, NC, Geraldine Honeycutt of Green Mountain, NC, Kathy Green of Spruce Pine, NC, and Betty Horton of Marion, NC; one brother, Bradley Horton of Erwin, TN; two grandchildren: Chelsie Ozan of TX and Brian Phillips of Lansing, NC; four great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Special friend Jim Farmer also survives.
Funeral services were conducted Friday, January 30, 2015 from the Gillespie Community Church with Rev. Jim Frances officiating. She lay in state from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. prior to the funeral service. Burial followed in the Phillips and Hamm Cemetery. The family received friends on Thursday, January 29, 2015 from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. in the Eastside Memory Chapel of Hux-Lipford Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Gillespie Community Church.
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Professional services for the Phillips family are in the care of Hux-Lipford Funeral Home, Mountain City, TN.