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Enid Phillips Ledbetter ’46

Enid Lamar Phillips was born in Lexington, North Carolina, the fourth of five children of Ora and Wade Phillips. She graduated from Lexington High School and attended Reed College for two years before getting a bachelor’s of science degree in zoology from the University of North Carolina. She married Charles Bennett Ledbetter III, and the couple began their marriage in Polkton, North Carolina, before relocating to Burlington in 1950, where they raised their three children, Charles IV, Wade, and Cynthia.

Enid worked as a medical technologist for Alamance County Hospital and later for Burlington Memorial Hospital. She was an avid reader and enjoyed tennis, Carolina basketball, and robust conversations regarding politics and current events. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles, and her daughter, Cynthia.

Appeared in Reed magazine: June 2018

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