Audrey Chappell Roughton Phelps, 91, died Tuesday, February 7, 2017 at Sentara Albemarle Medical Center. She was born September 3, 1925 in Chapanoke, NC to the late Walter Chappell and Maggie Godfrey Chappell and was the widow of Milton Phelps. She worked for twenty years at the Avon Hosiery Mill, for two years with Dr. Joseph Gill Medical Center and for thirty years at the Elizabeth City Cotton Mill. She was a dedicated member of Oak Grove United Methodist Church in Chapanoke, NC and a beloved mother and grandmother.
She is survived by a son, James Roughton and wife Nancy of GA; five grandchildren, April Bowman, Amanda Forbes Loulies, Derwood Forbes, Jr., Sheila Roughton, and Cheryl Essick; and four great grandchildren, Carolyn, Finley, Skylar and Jack. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Ralph Earl Roughton; second husband, Milton McKinley Phelps; daughter Carolyn Roughton Forbes; and sister, Mabel Chappell Perry.
A private graveside service will be held for the family at New Hollywood Cemetery. The family will receive friends Thursday, February 9, 2017 from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Twiford Funeral Home, 405 E. Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC is assisting the Phelps family. Online memorial condolences may be sent to the family at www.TwifordFH.com.Print Obituary & Condolences