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James H. "Jim" Phelps

May 12, 1930 ~ June 15, 2019 (age 89)



Mr. James H. “Jim” Phelps, 89, of Durham passed away at the Hospice Home on Saturday, June 15, 2019.

A native of Rochester, NY, he was the husband of 64 years to Ruth Maier Phelps, who survives and the son, Howard Phelps and Dorothea Chapman Phelps, both deceased. Mr. Phelps was a veteran of the U. S. Army and a retired commercial artist. He was a member of Alamance Lutheran Church.

In addition to his wife of their home, survivors include a daughter, Barbara P. Kassmann and husband Edward of Pittsboro; son, David J. Phelps and wife Helen of Woodstock, GA; brother, Eugene P. Phelps of Daytona Beach, FL; three grandchildren, Brent Kassmann and wife Kristin, Drew Kassmann and wife Lindsay and Breanna Kassmann and husband Paul Gagne; and three great-grandchildren, Tyler, Carter and Emma Kassmann.

Memorial services will be private.

Memorials may be made to Alamance Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 250, Alamance, NC 27201 or to Hospice and Palliative Care of Alamance Caswell, for the Hospice Home, 914 Chapel Hill Road, Burlington, NC  27215.

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