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Phyllis Evans Surbaugh

July 26, 1934 — January 11, 2020

Phyllis Earl Evans Surbaugh, 85, of Oak Hill, WV passed away on Saturday, January 11, 2020, at her residence.

Born July 26, 1934, at Twin Branch, West Virginia, the daughter of the late Samuel Earl and Bunah Elizabeth Lawrence Evans.

Phyllis was preceded in death by her husband, Hubert A. Surbaugh; sister, Dolores Evelyn Evans Terry and her husband, James Edmond Terry.

Phyllis was a 1952 graduate of Collins High School in Oak Hill. In
1969 she began pursuing an ambition to further her education by enrolling in her first night class at Beckley College, receiving a two- year Associate of Arts degree. She commuted to night classes at Morris Harvey College (now the University of Charleston) and received a Regents Bachelor of Arts degree, graduating cum laude, from West Virginia Institute of Technology in 1980. During this time, her husband often would humorously introduce her as "his professional student."

She began her banking career at Merchants and Miners National Bank (later Bank One) in 1965, retiring in 1996 as an administrative assistant.

Phyllis was a former member of Beta Sigma Phi sorority, the Oak
Hill Junior Women's Club, and was past president and former member
of the Oak Hill Business and Professional Women's Club. She was also a
member of the Rhododendron Chapter of National Association of
Bank Women, the American Institute of Banking, and the White Oak Country Club. She attended the Oak Hill United Methodist Church.

The family would like to thank her caregivers - Faye Buckland, Tammy Davis, Pam Clay, Kacie Clay, Debbie McDaniel, and Joan Collins for all they have done for Phyllis,

In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations of sympathy be made to Hospice of Southern WV, 454 Cranberry Drive, Beckley WV, 25801

Funeral service will be 1:00 PM Tuesday, January 14, 2020 at Tyree Funeral Home in Oak Hill with Dr. Ken Krimmel officiating. Burial will follow at High Lawn Memorial Park. Visitation for friends will be two hours prior to service.

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Arrangements were made by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.
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