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Martha Jane Phillips

Martha Jane Wilson Phillips, 77, of Sylva, went home to be with the Lord, Wednesday October 3, 2018. A native and lifelong resident of Jackson County, she was the daughter of the late Richard Sr. and Virginia Campbell Wilson. Martha was a member of The First Presbyterian Church in Sylva and she loved bird watching, flowers, arts and crafts and her dog Wilson, who she loved dearly. She was the owner and operator of her own beauty salon and was very proud of her very lengthy heritage in Jackson County. She is survived by her son Johnny Phillips of Sylva Granddaughter- Savannah Grace (Eddie) Wells of Webster Brother- Richard Osbourne Wilson Jr. of Sylva Sister- Virginia (Ginny) Cochran of Haywood County One niece and 4 Nephews also survive. A Memorial Service will be held 2:30 pm Sunday October 7 at First Presbyterian Church of Sylva with the Rev. Blake Daniels officiating. The family will be receiving friends from 1:30 till 2:30 prior to the Service at the Church. . .

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We were so sorry to hear about Martha Jane. She was always such a great person. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Thad & Lee Woods

Leeunah Vance Woods Oct 16 2018 12:00 AM

I remember growing up with Martha Jane. We lived right down the street from each other. This month reminds me of going trick-or-treating on Halloween with her to all the houses in the neighborhood. We attended school together, walking to school most of the time. Out neighborhood "gang" did everything together. It was a glorious time. I have only fond memories of her, and I know she is in a better place now, and has her health back.

Lionel Bryson Oct 10 2018 12:00 AM

Condolences to the entire Wilson and Phillips family!! Martha was a lovely lady. May sweet memories bring peace to your hearts!! RIP..... The Fisher Family

Danny and Joyce Fisher Oct 9 2018 12:00 AM

To Family and all loves ones, My sincere condolences for your loss. I have many memories from 3rd Grade thru graduating class of 1959, yes, she will be missed! May our Heavenly Father give you comfort and solace during this time of loss. Blessings to all loved ones. Charles Chambers Hendersonville, NC

Charles Chambers Oct 7 2018 12:00 AM

Johnny so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family

Cindy Fills Robertson Oct 7 2018 12:00 AM

I am so sorry for your loss. Martha Jane will truly be missed. You all are in my thoughts and prayers. May God Bless you and your family.

Frances Hess Oct 7 2018 12:00 AM

Johnny and Family, Very sorry for your loss. You all are in my thoughts and prayers. Love, Peggy C. Jones

Peggy Crawford Jones Oct 6 2018 12:00 AM

So sorry for the loss of Martha Jane. Pleased she is no longer in pain. We had great times playing at our grandmother's (Ann Nan's home in Sylva). Deepest sympathy to all her family. Mitzi Eckstein Twine

Mitzi Eckstein Twine Oct 6 2018 12:00 AM

My sincere condolences

Virginia B Milligan Oct 6 2018 12:00 AM

I have many memories of our teenage years together. The memory of living in Sylva in 1969, with my daughter in Kindergarden. The water was off in Sylva, Martha Jane came to my Mother's home to fix my daughter's hair tor kindergarden graduation. My prayers for her family.

Betty Cope Andrews Oct 6 2018 12:00 AM

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