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I, Kay Bumgarner Edwards Carpenter Phillips, joyfully departed this earthly existence into Jesus’s arms, Tuesday, March 8, 2022.
I was born to the late Carl George Bumgarner and Pearle Penland Bumgarner on August 6, 1939 at Bucu, Va. A beautiful state to arrive in and depart from.
Four siblings proceeded me in going home, Donald Bumgarner, Michael Bumgarner, infant brother, Jackie Ray and infant sister, Carolyn Ruth; and granddaughter, Amanda Edwards. I was blessed to have had two wonderful husbands, Frank Carpenter III and John Phillips.
I am survived by my wonderful children, David Edwards and wife, Linda, Kim Forest and fiancé, Don Davenport, Anita Prater and husband, James; two brothers, Ben Bumgarner and wife, Tiny and Phil Bumgarner and wife, Shirley; seven grandchildren, Rebecca Kestner, Victoria Browning, Daniel Harman, Michael Edwards, Camden Hillman, Logan Hillman, and Aaron Roberts; six great-grandchildren, Marah Goebel, Bridgett Goebel, Hannah Payne, Samuel Payne, Blaze Hillman, and Rayne Hillman; one very special great-great granddaughter, Keeta Pheonix Mullins (aka Mawmaw’s baby); and her companions, Dakota the dog and Autumn the cat.
As per my request, there will be no service and interment is private.
Thanks to all my family and friends, it’s been a wonderful life.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or online at www.stjude.org.
To share memories of Kay Bumgarner Edwards Carpenter Phillips, please visit www.seaverbrown.com. Care for Kay’s family has been entrusted to Seaver-Brown Funeral Service & Crematory, 237 East Main Street, Marion, Va. 24354.
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