Lois Louise (Arvey) Phillips, 92, died quietly on an early morning on December 15, 2016, with her beloved dog and companion, Smoky, by her side.
The youngest child of Haskell and Ella (Queen) Arvey, Lois was born on May 28, 1924, in Cowee, North Carolina.
Music was an important part of the Arvey family life. One Sunday, while playing guitar and singing with some girls at church, their music was heard by a young man from outside the building. When her future husband, Ralph, peeped through the church window, his mind became set in determined pursuit.