Hilda M. Phelps
Hilda M. Phelps, 85, of Mt. Vernon, died 7:20 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012, 
at Crossroads Community Hospital in Mt. Vernon.

She was born Saturday, Sept. 10, 1927, in Mt. Vernon, daughter of Burtice and 
Elizabeth (Wells) Brown. She married Elvin V. “Buck” Phelps on Saturday, 
Sept. 12, 1945, in Morganfield, Ky.; and he preceded her in death on Nov. 6, 1991.

Hilda was a clerk in the flower department of Dobb’s Bargain Town in Mt. Vernon 
for several years and was of the Baptist faith.

She is survived by daughters, Joyce M. Mitchell of Mt. Vernon and Debra Ann Bevis 
and husband Gary of Mt. Vernon; grandchildren, Darren Mitchell of Texico, Alan Mitchell 
and wife April of Dix, Jenny Jett and Rodney Roberson of Mt. Vernon, Aaron Wright and 
wife Kitty of Mt. Vernon, Jeremiah Wright of Mt. Vernon and Nathan Wright and Chelsia 
of Mt. Vernon; great-grandchildren, Zachary and Makayla Mitchell, Brianna and Dylan Jett 
and Skyelyn and Brokelynne Wright; sisters, Rosella Marcum of Mt. Vernon and Wilma McMahan 
of Mt. Vernon; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; two brothers, Leroy Brown and 
Lester Brown; and one sister, Betty McMahan.

Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Bethel Memorial Cemetery in Mt. Vernon 
with Jon Cook officiating. Interment will be at Bethel Memorial Cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Hughey Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Hughey Funeral Home where you may call 
242-3348 or visit for further information and to send 

Source: Mt. Vernon Register News
Date: October 22, 2012
Submitted by: Cindy Ford

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