Margaret Crump Phipps

January 31, 1927June 26, 2013
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Margaret Virginia Crump Phipps, 86, of Granite Falls passed away Wednesday, June 26, 2013 surrounded by her loving family.

Mrs. Phipps was born in Avery County to the late Theodore Crump and Cansada Coffey Crump. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her first husband, Jack Philyaw and her second husband Lee Phipps; a daughter, Patricia Poarch; a grandson, Brian Philyaw; a great grandson Hunter Philyaw; brothers, Carl Crump and Spence Crump and sisters, Minnie Bowen, Kate Jolly, Louise Philyaw, Edna Whisnant, and Annie Lee Whisnant.

She was retired from Caldwell County School System and was a member of Worship Point Baptist Church. She enjoyed canning, loved gardening and could grow anything. She loved Pigeon Forge and loved her canine companion Ginger.

Those left to cherish her memory are her sons, Jesse Philyaw (Cindy) of Lenoir, Jerry Philyaw (Mona) of Lenoir and Richard Drum (Glenda) of Newton; her daughters, Thelma Coffey of Lenoir, Sue McJunkin (Dale) of Hudson and Kathy Drye (Aaron) of Sawmills; 16 grandchildren, 29 great grandchildren and 2 great, great grandchildren.

A funeral service will be held Sunday, June 30, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. in Pendry’s Chapel with Reverend Jerry Lingerfelt officiating. Burial will follow at Woodlawn Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at Pendry’s Lenoir Funeral Home Saturday, June 29, 2013 from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m.

Serving as pallbearers will be Terry Barnes, David Philyaw, Raymond Lovins, Steven Lovins, Dale McJunkin, Jr. and Jonathan Philyaw. Honorary pallbearers will be Roy Whisnant, Johnny Duncan, Josh Lovins, Jonathan Kirby, Devin Barnes, and Jarrett Barnes.

The family requests that memorials be made to Caldwell Hospice and Palliative Care, 902 Kirkwood Street, Lenoir, NC 28645.

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Pendry’s Lenoir Funeral Home is honored to be assisting the family of Margaret Virginia Crump Phipps.


  • Visitation Saturday, June 29, 2013
  • Funeral Service Sunday, June 30, 2013

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Amy Garcia

January 10, 2014

Granny I love and miss you we I was thinking so much of you over Christmas mom tried making a black walnut cake it didnt taste like yours which was the favorite I watched as all your children went for it first and i knew it must of reminded them of you ! Every-time i cook something new i think of you and all the times I was with you I cherish you and my memories you was a great teacher and it has carried over in my adult life I thank you for always being there for me when i was growing up ,our walks in the woods the times we went to the orchards i remember goin to work with you at the school. You grew beautiful flower and a huge garden that always had extra for your family you made meals daily that purposely had left overs in case someone stopped in and was hungry!! Granny I miss you so much You and Paw Jack was so important to me My life here on earth is emptier but my heart will always be full with your presence missing you always granny I love you!!

Amy Garcia

July 17, 2013

I miss you Granny It has been three weeks today and I still cant believe you are really gone I know over the past few years I didnt spend as much time with you as I did when I was young but I so cherish the memories of growing up on Hibriten Dr and all the wonderful things you taught and the many laughs we shared I love you and know one day I will see you again!!

Peggy Helton

July 5, 2013

My thoughts and prayers are with the family.

Jill Drye

June 29, 2013

Dear Kathy and family,

We are so sorry for your loss.

Jill, Leigh and Todd

Barbara Hinkle

June 29, 2013

Just wanted to say how sorry I am for the passing of Margaret. I thought of her often. She was a sweet lady and and a very good mother-in-law. You all are in our thoughts and prayers.

Taylor Philyaw

June 28, 2013

Hey Great Great Aunt Margaret. It's Wanda's daughter Taylor. I miss you. I can't wait to see you again one day. My condolences to the family. I will keep everyone in my prayers. I love you

P.S. I still have the ceramic doll and tea set you gave me when I was little

Virginia McJunkin

June 28, 2013

My condolences to family and friends , May God hold you close and give each comfort at this sad time !

Amanda McNeil

June 28, 2013

R.I.P. Granny Margaret we love u

Roger/Lori/Cameron Crump

June 28, 2013

Just wanted to say how sorry we are for the passing of Margaret. We, sad to say, hadn't seen her in a while. But we thought of her often. She was a sweet lady and will be missed. You all are in our thoughts and prayers.

SSG Jane Strand

June 28, 2013

So sorry for your loss. Peace be with the family.