Philpott, Joseph Hayes

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Joseph Hayes Philpott, 92 of High Point, N.C., formerly of Pearisburg, Va. passed away April 24, 2007 in the Hospice Home at High Point.

Mr. Philpott was born on August 23, 1914 in Gold Bond, Va. and was a son of the late Benjamin Franklin Philpott and Maude Lena Britts Philpott. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by four brothers and two sisters.

Mr. Philpott was a retired supervisor at the Celanese Plant in Narrows, Va., a longtime member and past Chief of the Pearisburg Volunteer Fire Dept. and was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Pearisburg.

Mr. Philpott is survived by his wife of 64 years, Mamie Elmore Philpott of High Point, N.C.; one daughter and son-in-law, Trish P. and George Cooper of High Point, N.C.; three sons and two daughters-in-law, Joe and Carolyn Philpott of Martinsville, Dr. James and Jeane Philpott of Chattanooga, Tenn., Ronald H. Philpott of Pearisburg; four grandchildren, Ben Philpott, Sarah Philpott, Joey Philpott, Jessica Barker; and three great-grandchildren, Winn, Tate and Patrick.

Funeral services will be conducted Friday, April 27, 2007 at 11 a.m. at the Givens Funeral Chapel in Pearisburg with the Rev. Fred L. Austin officiating with burial following in the Birchlawn Burial Park in Pearisburg.

The family will receive friends at the Givens Funeral Home Thursday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to the First United Methodist Church in Pearisburg, the Pearisburg Volunteer Fire Dept. or to Hospice of the Piedmont, 1801 Westchester Dr. High Point, NC 27262. Online condolences can be sent to the family at