1943 – 2019
Annie Ruth James of Tabor City died Saturday, July 6, in Columbus Regional Healthcare, Whiteville. She was 75.
Born in Columbus County, she was the daughter of the late William Dock Phillips and Rosa Belle Richardson Phillips.
She is survived by her husband, William Clyde James of Tabor City; one son, Donald Earl James and wife Debbie of Loris; one brother, Jerry Phillips of Tabor City; four sisters, Brenda Soles of Tabor City, Linda Soles of Tabor City, Ann Locklear of Tabor City, and Tina Ward of Bladenboro; two grandchildren, Rhonda Marie Norris of Tabor City and Ashley Leigh McPherson of Dalton, Georgia.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by one daughter, Avonda Marie Norris; one granddaughter, Marie Gail Norris; three brothers, Jimmy Phillips, Joe Phillips, Billy Phillips, and one sister, Betty Avant.
Graveside services were planned for 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 9, in the Coleman Cemetery, Tabor City.
Family planned to receive friends during the hour preceding the service at the cemetery.
A guest register is available here.