Melda Dalton Phipps, age 85, of Dublin, Va., passed away Thursday, March 20, 2014 in the New River Valley Medical Center. Born June 30, 1928 in Hillsville, Va., she is the daughter of the late Harry Lee Dalton and Winnie Pauline Mabe Dalton. She was also preceded in death by sisters, Hazel Ayers and Ethylene Wilson and brother, Fred Dalton. She was retired from RAAP with over 30 years of service. She was a member of the New River Baptist Temple.
She is survived by her husband of 67 years, Willie E. Phipps of Dublin, Va.; son and daughter-in-law, Paul Lee Phipps and Deborah Phipps of Lynchburg, Va.; daughter and son-in-law, Betty Jo Akers and Charles Akers of Dublin, Va. Also surviving are grandchildren, Gary Wayne Akers and wife, Patti; Teresa Lynn Mayberry and husband, Milton; Michael Todd Akers and wife, Racheal; Troy Lee Akers and wife, Amanda; Wendy P. Davis and husband, Clint; Melissa P. Kirby and husband, Carl, Casey Lee Phipps and eleven great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Sunday, March 23 in the Bower Funeral Home Chapel, Pulaski with the Rev. Gary Stike officiating. Burial will follow in Highland Memory Gardens, Dublin, Va.
The family will receive friends Saturday evening from 5 to 7 p.m. at Bower Funeral Home.
To sign the online guestbook, please visit www.bowerfuneralhome.com.
Bower Funeral Home, Pulaski, Va., is handling the arrangements for the Phipps family.