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Sibyl Richburg McPhail

(August 3, 1918 – May 13, 2015)

Sybil Richburg McPhail went home to be with her Lord May 13, 2015. Sibyl was born on August 3, 1918 at Ten Mile Branch, Alabama. She was a child of the Great Depression and lived during World War II, making her a part or the greatest generation. She lived her life in service to others. She graduated from Troy Women’s College in 1941 and began a teaching career that spanned 40 years. She taught soldiers returning from World War II, Elementary and Junior High. However, the majority of her career she taught first grade. Through her teaching she touched many lives. She always enjoyed reuniting with former students to see where their lives had taken them. She was a talented seamstress, quilter, and she loved to crochet; she loved to share her talents and creativity with friends and family. Sybil loved to cook and she was always ready to provide food when someone was in need. Sybil loved the Auburn Tigers. One of her favorite things to do was to watch the Tigers play football each Saturday in the fall. She also loved to watch the Atlanta Braves play in the spring and summer. Her grandchildren Elizabeth and Patrick were her greatest joy and she taught them more than she could have imagined. She was preceded in death by her husband James McPhail, her parents, Perry and Ruth Richburg, brother, Rex Richburg, and sisters, Mattie (Llewellyn) Berry, and Monette Richburg. She is survived by her daughter Jamie (Michael) Nobles, grandchildren, Elizabeth (Patrick) Hearn, and Patrick Nobles, great-grandchildren, James and Charlotte Hearn, her brother, Bernard Richburg, and many nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews.Funeral services Saturday, May 16, 2015 at 2PM, Evans Funeral Home, 1972 6th Street, Florala, Alabama, 36442 with Bob Baxter, Steve Brown and Patrick Hern officiating. Interment will be in the Florala Greenwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family is requesting donations be made to the First Presbyterian Church, Florala, Alabama.