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Elizabeth “Beth Ann” Phelps Wood, 54, born on October 25, 1968 to Jimmy Dale (Jill) Phelps and the late Barbara Oakes Gibson. Beth passed from this life on Thursday, January 19, 2023 at her home, surrounded by her family and friends. Her passions in this life included her family, doing hair, all of her bus kids who lovingly knew her as Ms. Beth. She never met a stranger with her larger than life personality, and treasured her many lifelong friends that she met in each of her endeavors. She was the assistant manager at the Lake Cumberland Flea Market, where she enjoyed spending time with her daddy. Beth has recently retired from being a school bus driver in Pulaski County. Beth is survived by her father, Jimmy Dale (Jill) Phelps, her son Ross (Cheryl) Price, her grandchildren Jackson, Carter, Ally and Tristan, her brother Jon (Amber) McKinney, her sister Kelli (Chris) Fain, her special friend Kevin Gay. Beth had wonderful neighbors and her special group of girlfriends that were always up for Beth’s adventures. Beth will be missed by Lancelot and Sadie, her beloved yorkies, that laid by her side until her very last day.
Beth was preceded in death by her mother Barbara Oakes Gibson, maternal grandparents, Odis and Evelyn Oakes, paternal grandparents Elvis and Helen Phelps. Beth was of the Baptist faith, and had given her heart to her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Beth will be remembered by making her presence known, and her ability to live out loud unapologetically.
Visitation will be held on Monday, January 23, 2023 at 11 A.M. in the Chapel of the Southern Oaks Funeral Home with a funeral service to begin at 2 P.M. with Bro. Scotty Nix and Bro. Chris Fain officiating. Burial will follow in Southern Oaks Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hospice of Lake Cumberland or your local school youth resource service center.
Southern Oaks Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements for Elizabeth “Beth Ann” Phelps Wood.