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“SORRY TO HEARD ABOUT IVA LEE, SHE WAS A GREAT WIFE & MOTHER, NOT ONLY TO YOU ALL BUT TO ANY ONE SHE MET. SHE MADE US FEEL WELCOME ANY AND ALL THE...Read More »
1 of 9 | Posted by: THE CUNNINGHAMS

“Luther and Family, I am so sorry for the loss of your Mother, I know how much you loved her and know how special she was. Just know that she is home...Read More »
2 of 9 | Posted by: Pastor Donna Muller

“Luther & Family, I 'am sorry for the loss of your mother.. you are in my prayers. ”
3 of 9 | Posted by: Sandra P. James

“I am so sorry for the loss of Iva Lee to the Phillips family. She was a long time neighbor of mine and will miss her dearly! My thoughts and prayers...Read More »
4 of 9 | Posted by: Colleen Bryant

“Trish and David your in my thoughts and prayers, I know your mom is at peace love to all your family and love ones. ”
5 of 9 | Posted by: Nancy Morgan

“Love and prayers for the family... Iva Lee was a great woman and will be missed ... I will never forget all the great times and food I had at her...Read More »
6 of 9 | Posted by: Michelle Ledford

“So sorry for your all loss. She was a wonderful lady. ”
7 of 9 | Posted by: Lisa courtney

“Donnie and family we are sorry to hear of the loss of your Mother. Know you are in our thoughts and prayers. ”
8 of 9 | Posted by: Jim and Teresa Bryant

“Luther, so sorry to hear about your mother's passing. Prayers and our sympathy are extending to you and your family. ”
9 of 9 | Posted by: Kenneth Johnson


"Loving Wife, Mother & Nanny" Waynesville, Iva Lee Phillips, age 83, passed away on Thursday, July 20, 2017 at The Homestead. A native of Haywood County she was the daughter of the late Ephrion Hilliard and Nellie Sutton. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Claude Phillips, who died in 2003; a son, Peanut Phillips; and grandson, Rodney Phillips; and great-great granddaughter, Alexia Reece. Iva Lee was a loving wife, mother and nanny. She will always be remembered for her amazing biscuits, and always providing a helping hand with children. Iva Lee is survived by her daughter, Patricia Phillips Waters (David), of Fountain Inn, South Carolina; two sons, Luther Phillips and Donnie Phillips (Lynne), of Waynesville; two sisters, Genella Tomlin, and Martha Thompson; a brother, Dayton Sutton, all of Millville, New Jersey; seven grandchildren; eighteen great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 25, 2017 in the Waynesville chapel of Wells Funeral Home with Reverend Ricky Gibson officiating. Burial will follow at Garrett-Hillcrest Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. on Monday, July 24, 2017 at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Haywood Healthcare Foundation (Hospice in memo line of check to apply funds to Hospice), c/o The Homestead, 127 Sunset Ridge Road, Clyde, NC 28721.

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