Obituary for Judith Foster Phillips

Judith Foster Phillips, age 78, passed away on Sunday, February 13, 2022 at Accordius Health in Aberdeen. 

Judy was born in Moore County on September 17, 1943 and was the daughter of the late Grady and Ruth Seawell Foster. 

She graduated valedictorian from High Falls School. Judy went to Appalachian State University to obtain her Bachelor’s Degree and Campbell University for her Master’s Degree in Education. She was a teacher for 33 years, primarily teaching 5th grade. In her teaching career, she was awarded Teacher of the Year at least two times. 

In addition to her parents, Judy was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years: Robert “Jim” Phillips. 

Judy is survived by her son: Christopher Phillips of Carthage and several cousins. 

A public visitation will be held on Tuesday, February 15, 2022 from 6 – 8 PM at Fry & Prickett Funeral Home.

A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, February 16, 2022 at 11 AM at First Presbyterian Church of Carthage. Burial to follow in the church cemetery. 

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Fry & Prickett Funeral Home is serving the Phillips family. 

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