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Betty (Cooper) Phillips

September 4, 1933 ~ November 17, 2022 (age 89) 89 Years Old
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Betty Phillips Obituary

     Betty Cooper Phillips, 89, of Robbinsville, NC went home to be her heavenly home on November 17, 2022, at Life Care Center of Blount County after losing a lengthy, courageous battle with leukemia.

     She was the daughter of the late James Pate Cooper and Essie Collins Cooper. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 61 years, Leonard (JL) Phillips, a daughter Karen Phillips, a grandson Brody Ty Phillips, a sister Berniece Rogers, and in-laws Patton and Laura Phillips.

     She leaves behind her daughter Kaye Allison (Daniel), her son Eddie Phillips (Latresa) both of Robbinsville, a sister Wilma Brisson of Roanoke, VA, a brother Bud Cooper (Jane) of Chapin SC, her six grandchildren, Cale Rogers (Tara) of Gainesville GA, Rhonda Davis (Tommy) of Raleigh NC, Eve Odom (Mitch) of Asheville, NC, Cassidy Adams (Cade) and Clancy Phillips of Knoxville, TN and Elizabeth Cabe of Charleston, SC, nine great grandchildren, and numerous extended family and friends.

     Betty was a long-time member of Robbinsville First Baptist Church where she taught Sunday School for many years. She was a past Worthy Matron of the Robbinsville Chapter No. 224 Order of the Eastern Star. Betty was also a successful businesswoman. She was also the CEO of her family.

      Funeral services will be held at 1:00 on Monday, November 21, 2022, at the Robbinsville First Baptist Church. The family will receive friends from 11:00 to 1:00 prior to the service. The Reverend Noah Crowe will officiate. Burial will follow the service at the Old Mother Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donation may be made to Graham County Cancer Support Group in her memory. The address is PO Box 1084 Robbinsville, NC 28771.

     Townson-Smith Funeral Home is honored to serve the Phillips family. An online register is available at

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Funeral Service
November 21, 2022

1:00 PM
Robbinsville First Baptist Church
101 Church Street
Robbinsville, NC 28771

November 21, 2022

11:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Robbinsville First Baptist Church
101 Church Street
Robbinsville, NC 28771


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