Necrology- and Other
Those We Have Lost in 2015-16

Minnie Lee Harrell 1969
Brenda Bullock Norville 1969
Those We Lost in 2014-15
" A little tribute, small and tender, Just to say we still remember.

Alberta Thorne Wilson 1959
George Carlise 1966
Andrea Gram Cooper 1963
Otis Hines Walker 1963
Bernice Warren Blanding 1964
Johnny Warren 1959
Johnnie Taylor 1970
Rosa Hudson 1964
Herbert Harrison 1968
Susie Jones Cobb 1964
Blair Bullock 1970
Lee Whitaker 1965

July 2012

Mrs. Ruby Dell Howard, Phillips Class of  1959 passed away on July 21, 2012.  Our deeepest condolences are extended to her family and friends. 
May and June 2012

We morn the recent passing of two Phillips graduates in the months of May and June.  Our sincere condolences to their family and friends.  Annie and Nanny were faithful participants in the Phillips/Bricks Alumni Association and both attended meetings regularly.  Annie Marie served  recently as Chaplain and Assistant Chaplain.  We were blessed to have them in our midst and  will miss their presence and spirit.  May they forever rest in peace.

Annie Marie Bryant - Class of  1968 (Assistant  Chaplain)
Nanny Boyd - Class of 1959(?)

Please send any notices to the administrator at and they will be included on our website. 

Mrs. Ruth Crandol Glover
 May 25, 2010
Mrs. Ruth Crandol Glover May 25, 2010
The Phillips/Bricks Alumni Association mourns the loss of one of its school's  beloved teachers, Mrs. Ruth Crandol Glover, who died peacefully on May 25, 2010 at her home following a long illness.  Mrs. Glover taught Social Studies and History at Phillips until 1972 when it closed.  She went on to teach at North Edgecombe High School in Legette until she retired in 1993. 

Our deepest condolences are extended to her husband, Mr. James Glover, who also taught at Phillips High School, her daughter Demetrice, son Daniel, two grandchildren Kennedy and Daniel Lee. and a host of friends and relatives.  We thank God for allowing her to be in our lives at Phillips and we will miss her dearly!


Fern Foreman - ‘68

James Hill -’67

Margaret Lyons - (?)

Curtis Grant -’63 or ‘64

Miss Martha Horne - (Phillips Elementary Teacher)

Mrs. Ruth Glover  - (Phillips High  Teacher)

Class of 1969 -    Charlie Spragley
Charley Spragley, age 59, died on March 10, 2010 at his home in Newark, New Jersey.  Charlie was the vice president of the class and  attended the Class of '69's 40th Class Reunion last May.  He was also a renowned member of the Phillips High School basketball team during his high school days. Charlie will be missed by his classmates, who enjoyed seeing him many times over the years at the annual school reunion.  Our prayers and condolences to all of his family and friends.


Class of  1969
Peter Roberts, Jr., 57, of Tarboro, N.C, died Sunday, September 7, 2008. Peter was the president of the Class of 1969.  He was a retired veteran and is survived by his wife Barbara Hill Roberts of the home; three daughters JeneA Campbell of Charlotte, Kim Mott of Philadelphia, Pa., and Angel "Joy" Roberts of the home; son Toranio "T.J." Roberts of Virginia Beach, brother William Roberts of Tarboro and four grandchildren. Our heartfelt sympathies are extended to his family and friends. The memories of Peter will be cherished deeply by his school and classmates.

Class of 1971
We regret to report the death of another Phillips High School class member. Sadly, Carolyn Deloris-Ann Whitehead Ransome, 55, died Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2008. Carolyn was a member of the Class of 1971.  Our condolences and sympathy to all of her family and friends. Like all classmates we have lost, she will be missed by all of us.

Class of 1965
Louis "Dink"  Lawrence, 60, of Tarboro, died Friday, Jan. 25, 2008.  Lewis was a  Phillips graduate from the Class of 1965. Those of you who remember Lewis might remember his bright smile and positive attituted even as he was student who was physically challenged, having to move around the campus of Phillips with his cruches.  He rode the bus that traveled along highway 44 from Tarboro through Leggett.  Lewis was so cheerful and positive and brought a lot of smiles to his fellow students.  He will be remembered fondly by us all.

Class of 1958
We remember and celebrate the lives of fellow alumni from the Class of 1958 who went home to be with the Lord this year:

Isaac "Butch" Rogers,
Shirley Pierce Miller
Marjorie Graham


Class of 1969
Wallace "Doc" Beaufort, Phillips High School Class of 69, passed away on November 29, 2007. Wallace will be missed and remembered by us.

Excerpt from the 2007 Alumni Newsletter
Memories Keep Them Close at Heart
 We remember the fellowship and friendship of those who have
Entered into a realm where they will never grow old.
Ethel Ruth Bullock McKoy
Edward Bunn
Acey Cooper
Minnie Davis
Thomas Harper
James Lyons
Louise Odom Moore
Ben Ransome
Jesse Ransome
Ruby Shelley
Geneva Thorne
Clyde Forsythe Worsley
Dorothy Lawrence Bunche
Eddie Wiggins
Mamie Odom Braswell
Claude Draughn

Our deepest sympathy to the family of James Hill, Class of 1967,  who passed away on June 6, 2009. May you find comfort in knowing that he was loved as a fellow schoolmate and willl be remembered by Phillips alumni, classmates and friends.

With great sadness we inform you of recent losses from the alumni of  Phillips High School since our May 2011 School Reunion.  If there are any that we have omitted, please contact me us at so that we can included their names.
We pray for and  remember the family and friends of our departed schoolmates.

Daryl Watson, September 2011- Class of 1969
Valentino Farmer, September 2011 - Class of 1969

Rossi Cofield - October 2011 - Class of 1952