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Ruby "Polly" Pauline (Phipps) Honbarrier

October 25, 1940 ~ April 29, 2020 (age 79)

Obituary

Ruby Pauline Phipps Honbarrier better known as “Polly”, age 79 of West Jefferson, died Wednesday, April 29, 2020 at Forest Ridge Assisted Living. Mrs. Honbarrier was born in Ashe County, North Carolina on Friday, October 25, 1940 to the late Paul and Magdalene Barker Phipps.  Polly was a member of the North Carolina State Board of Education; teaching for four years, she also spent 26 years teaching at the State School for the Blind.  Mrs. Honbarrier was also a member of the Gideon’s International Auxiliary.

Mrs. Honbarrier is survived by her husband, Howard Lewis Honbarrier, one brother, Robert Phipps and wife Debbie of West Jefferson and niece, Callie Roten and husband David of Jefferson.  Several nieces and nephews from Howard’s side of the family also survive.

Funeral Services will be held on Sunday, May 3, 2020 at 2:00 pm at Badger Funeral Home Chapel, in West Jefferson, North Carolina with Rev. Jack Pugh officiating.  The family will receive friends on Sunday from 1:30-2:00 pm at Badger Funeral Home.  Graveside Services will be held on the following Monday, May 4, 2020 at 2:00 pm at Brookhill Memorial Gardens in Rockwell, North Carolina. 

Flowers will be appreciated or memorials may be made to Gideon’s International; PO Box 993 West Jefferson, NC 28694.

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Services

Visitation
Sunday
May 3, 2020

1:30 PM to 2:00 PM
Badger Funeral Home & Cremation Services
300 E Main Street
West Jefferson, NC 28694

Funeral Service
Sunday
May 3, 2020

2:00 PM
Badger Funeral Home & Cremation Services
300 E Main Street
West Jefferson, NC 28694

Graveside Service
Monday
May 4, 2020

2:00 PM
Brookhill Memorial Gardens
8625 US 52 Highway
Rockwell, NC 28138

Donations

Gideon's International
PO Box 993, West Jefferson NC 28694

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