Mrs. Billie Rae Pridemore Phipps, 78, of Barbourville, passed away Sunday morning, December 13, 2020 at Hazard ARH Regional Medical Center.  She was the daughter of the late Richard “Ray” and Loretta Terrell Pridemore born on April 13, 1942 in Knox County.

Billie was a retired employee of Warner’s and a long-time member of the East Barbourville Baptist Church.  She enjoyed spending time with her family, playing with her grandkids and going to ballgames.

On January 29, 1958, she united in marriage with Vencil Phipps and to this union four children were born.

In addition to her parents, her grandparents also preceded her in death.

Survivors include her loving husband of 62 years, Vencil Phipps of Barbourville; beloved children, Vencil “Dinky” Phipps and Lisa Phipps, Victoria Hacker and husband, David, Michael Phipps and wife, Vickie, and Mark Phipps and Tammy Blake; her three beloved grandchildren, Wendi Rae Hacker and Nathan Mills, Alexander Vincent Phipps and Ethan Chandler Phipps; a brother, Dwight Pridemore and wife, Margaret, of Barbourville; brothers-in-law, Rondle Phipps and wife, Pat, Doyle Phipps and Darrel Phipps; a sister-in-law, Faye Smith and husband, Jerry; great nieces and nephews, Todd Pridemore and wife, Melissa, Brittany Mills and husband, Travis, Abagail Pridemore, Rondle Scott Phipps, Tonya Collinsworth and Paige Phipps; a special great niece, Aubrey Kate Mills and two special great nephews, Jacob Luke Mills and Ethan Michael Mills and a host of other family members and friends to mourn her passing.

A private family funeral service will be conducted in the chapel of the Knox Funeral Home Thursday, December 17 with Rev. Josh K. Smith and Rev. David Barnard officiating.  She will be laid to rest in the Barbourville Cemetery.

Casket bearers will be Alexander Phipps, Ethan Phipps, Patrick Clouse, Charlie Clouse, Greg Foley and Travis Mills.  Honorary casket bearers will be employees of the Barbourville Health and Rehabilitation Center, Dr. Ashburn, Sarah Mills and her fellow Warner’s associates.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Knox Funeral Home.

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