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Billy Ray Phelps

November 18, 1935 March 4, 2017
Billy Ray Phelps
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Obituary for Billy Ray Phelps

Billy Ray Phelps, 81, of Creswell died Saturday, March 4, 2017, at Chowan River Health and Rehabilitation Center in Edenton.

Born November 18, 1935 in Washington County he was the son of the late Charlie E. Phelps and Hilda Davenport Phelps and was preceded in death by his sisters, Lucille P. Rhodes and Margaret P. Phelps; brother, Reginald D. Phelps. Billy was a retired building contractor and member of Mount Hermon United Methodist Church. He served as fire chief for 24 years with the Lake Phelps Volunteer Fire Department, was a member of Creswell Ruritan Club and Newland Hunting Club.

His family includes his wife, Julia Godwin Phelps of Creswell, N.C.; daughters, Theressa P. Negrete and Tina P. Chavez and husband Manuel both of Creswell, N.C. and Sarah P. Fellat and husband Abdelmjid of Houston, TX; sister, Sue P. Lilley of Creswell, N.C.; five grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

Funeral service will be held Monday, March 6, 2017 at 11:00 am at Mount Hermon United Methodist Church with Tom Hallberg officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Family will receive friends on Sunday, March 5, 2017 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at Mount Hermon United Methodist Church and other times at the residence of his daughter Tina.

Arrangements are by Maitland Funeral Home, Creswell.

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