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Carrol J. Phelps

Birth Date: July 16, 1934
Death Date: October 22, 2017

Carrol J. Phelps, 83, of Rockwall, Texas formerly of Decatur, Illinois, passed away Sunday, October 22, 2017 in Texas.

She was born July 16, 1934 in Decatur, Illinois, the daughter of Robert and Dovie Mitchell. She married Burl Phelps.

Surviving are her children John (Cindy) Higgins, Jill Unger, and Julie (Jerry) Ward, twelve grandchildren, and twenty-two great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and great-grandson.

The family will receive friends from 10-11 AM Friday, October 27, 2017 in the Graceland/Fairlawn Funeral Home. Graveside services to follow in Graceland Cemetery.

Arrangements by Graceland/Fairlawn Funeral Home, 2091 N. Oakland Ave. Decatur, IL. Please view the online obituary, send condolences, and share memories at

Graveside Service
October 27, 2017
11:00 am
Graceland Cemetery
2091 N. Oakland Ave. Decatur, IL 62526
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Visitation prior to ceremony
October 27, 2017
10:00 am
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Graceland / Fairlawn Funeral Home
2091 N. Oakland Avenue Decatur, IL 62526
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  1. Carrol was a good neighbor and friend for many years when she lived next door to us. We missed her when she moved to TX. Our sympathy to her family.
    Cathy and Harry Walton

  2. I remember when Dovie(JoAnn's mother) wallpapered for my mother, we kids would get to put the paste on the back of the wallpaper.

  3. Carrol (Joanne) was a funny lady! My bff's Mother. Very strong, and a great cook! Many memories shared with Julie at the farmhouse and the Wood Street house! My condolences to the entire family; she will be missed!!

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