Robert James “Jim” Phillips, age 83 of Carthage died Thursday, May 2, 2019 at FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital in Pinehurst.


Funeral services will be 11:00 AM Monday at First Presbyterian Church in Carthage. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends at Fry & Prickett Funeral Home from 6:00 - 8:00 PM Sunday at other times at the home.


Born in Kansas City, MO, Jim spent most of his life in Moore County. He worked in marketing and later as a printer for Moore County Schools.


He was preceded in death by a sister Anne Vann Meadows.


He is survived by his wife Judith Foster Phillips; son Christopher Phillips of Southern Pines; sister Linda Ammons of Red Springs; brother Thomas “Skip” Vann of Greensboro.


Memorials may be made to: First Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 397, Carthage, NC 28327.


Services are entrusted to Fry & Prickett Funeral Home.


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  1. Our sympathy to Judy and Christopher. It was a joy to know Jim and his sweet smile was a gift to all. Prayers for strength, comfort and peace for all the family.

  2. I’m saddened to hear of Jim’s sudden passing. He was a pleasure to work with. His presence will be missed at SJP.- – 

  3. We were so sad to hear. We are thinking about you and Chris during this difficult time. –  –  –  –  – –  ‘A life well spent is never forgotten.’ – 

  4. Judy and Christopher,-  I am so sad to hear of Jimmy’s passing.-  He was such a special part of my childhood.-  My heart and prayers are with you.
    take care.

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