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Lester Alexander Pharr, Jr.

May 17, 1926 ~ December 6, 2021 (age 95)



Lester Alexander Pharr, Jr., age 95 of Jefferson, passed away on Monday, December 6, 2021 at his home. Mr. Pharr was born on May 17, 1926 in Ashe County to Lester Alexander Pharr, Sr. and Nettie Viola Phillips Pharr. He was preceded in death by his parents, a daughter, Nancy Gail Phipps, and two brothers, Maness Lee Pharr and Wayne Nicholas Pharr. 

Mr. Pharr was a retired professional truck driver. He and his wife of 52 years, Gracie, had traveled to all the lower 48 states and Canada. He enjoyed camping and traveling in their motor home.

Mr. Pharr is survived by:  his wife, Grace Blevins Pharr; two grandsons, Jonathan Wayne Phipps and Evan Worth Phipps; son-in-law, Shannon Phipps; special niece, Shelby Myers; sister-in-law, Mildred Pharr; several nieces also survive.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, December 9, 2021 at 11:00 am at Ashelawn Memorial Chapel by Speaker Charles Caudill and Rev. Lloyd Day. Burial will follow in Ashelawn Memorial Gardens.

The family will receive friends from 10:00 am to 11:00 am on Thursday, December 9, 2021 at Ashelawn Memorial Chapel.

The family requests that masks be worn at the service. The family respectfully requests no food or flowers please. Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or Medi Home Hospice, P.O. Box 421, Jefferson, NC 28640.

The family extends special thanks to Medi Home Hospice for their care.


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December 9, 2021

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Ashelawn Memorial Chapel & Gardens
3470 U.S. Highway 221 North
Crumpler, NC 28617

Funeral Service
December 9, 2021

11:00 AM
Ashelawn Memorial Chapel & Gardens
3470 U.S. Highway 221 North
Crumpler, NC 28617


Ashelawn Memorial Gardens
3470 US Hwy 221 N.
Crumpler, NC 28617


St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105
Tel: 1-800-805-5856

Web link takes you to St. Jude's memorial donation form.

Medi Home Hospice
PO Box 421, Jefferson NC 28640

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