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Obituary for Phyllis Nadine Pippen

Phyllis Nadine  Pippen
Miss Phyllis Nadine Pippen of Newport, Arkansas, departed this life on Thursday, February 2, 2023 at the age of 88. She was born February 13, 1934 in Waldenburg, the daughter of Duncan and Rhoda (Largent) Pippen.

Miss Pippen was a 1948 graduate of Newport High School, receiving her teaching degree from State Teacher’s College in Conway. She later earned her Masters’s Degree from Arkansas State University. Miss Pippen was a public school teacher for 38 years, five of those years were spent at the Walnut Street School in Newport.

Miss Pippen was a very charitable person, who continually gave to organizations that supported children, the military, and Indian Reservations. She fully supported her family, whether that meant sitting with the sick or donating scholarship funds to family members who were graduating seniors.

Miss Pippen was an avid reader, belonging to a book club in Newport. She was a traveler, visiting 47 states and numerous European countries. Her travel included a summer of study in Spain.

Miss Pippen was a member of the Northside Church of Christ.

She was simply a wonderful person.

Miss Pippen was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Anthony Lee "Tony" Pippen; and one niece, Tonya Stevens.

She is survived by her great-niece, Angela Nicole Johnson and husband, Erik, and their son, Gabriel; numerous cousins, and a lifetime of friends.

Funeral services are 2:00 p.m. Monday, February 6, 2023, at Northside Church of Christ. Interment will follow in Balch-Johnston Cemetery. Friends may visit at the church, Monday, 1:00 p.m. until service.

Those honored to serve as pallbearers are DeWayne Thatcher, Tommy Young, Chris Pitts, Phillip Helms, Craig Dunn, and Mark Sutterfield.

Memorials may be made to Northside Church of Christ, 2400 Cottonwood Drive, Newport, AR 72112.

Arrangements by Jackson’s Newport Funeral Home.
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