Carthage, NC

Cary Lane Phillips, age 57, of Carthage died on Thursday, November 20, 2014 at FirstHealth Hospice House in Pinehurst. 

A funeral service will be held 3:00 PM Sunday at Fair Promise United Methodist Church, 192 Fair Promise Road, Goldston, NC  27252 with the Rev.Tony Baurichter officiating.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  The family will receive friends following the service in the church fellowship hall and other times at the home of Bobby & Elmo Phillips.

A native of Chatham county he is the son of Bobby & Elmo Phillips of Bear Creek.  He was a graduate of Sandhills Community College where he earned a degree in Landscaping and Horticulture. He had worked with American Landscapes since 1990.  He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting and fishing.   He was an active volunteer with "Back In The Woods Again"; an organization started by Jerome Davis for disabled sportsman.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife of 28 years, Joyce Scott Phillips; one son, Nathan Phillips of Greensboro; two brothers, Landis Phillips & wife, Donna of Sanford and Neal Phillips & wife Tracey of Bear Creek; two sisters, Martha Whisnand & husband, Jon of Dillon, SC and Joy Barbour & husband, Dannie of Butner.

Memorials may be made to Fair Promise United Methodist Church, 567 River Road, Robbins, NC  27325; FirstHealth Hospice Foundation, 150 Applecross Road, Pinehurst, NC 28374, or Back In The Woods Again, 1519 Winfred Brady Rd., Bennett, NC 27208.

Fry and Prickett Funeral Home in Carthage is serving the Phillips family. 


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  1. Joyce, Nathan, and family,

    I am so sorry for your loss. It has been such a hard road for all of you. I am thankful he has found peace and I hope all of you will have peace as well. What a touching video tribute! Continue to be strong for each other

  2. Dear Phillips Family: I am a friend of the Phillips, Boykin family. I just wanted to let you know my thoughts and prayers are with you all for the loss of your son, brother and other family members. He fought a long hard battle. Now he is no longer suffer

  3. I would like to express my condolences at this time to your family. The Bible is a great source of encouragement at times like this. A comforting thought is at Revelation 21:3,4, where it states ‘…And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and dea

  4. Joyce. We were sorry to learn of Cary’s death; he fought a valiant fight. You and Nathan are in our thoughts and prayers. May God give you peace as you go forward.

    Pat & Elvin Jackson

  5. Joyce, Elmo & family – I am so so sorry to see this morning of Cary’s passing. Your entire family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

  6. Joyce, You are in my prayers and thoughts. I will never forget the time

    in 2000 when we had the great snow and your husband came and took

    me to work.

  7. Elmo & Bobby,

    My Prayers are with you in this Difficult Time in the Loss of your Son! I Pray that Our Lord

    And Saviour will give you Added Strength & Courage to face each ‘Tomorrow’! May you

    Also be Blessed with all of your Wonderful Mem

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