J.O. Phillips, 87, of Danielsville, died Thursday, November 20, 2008, at his residence.
Born in Franklin County on February 23, 1921, he was the son of Wiley and Lillie Mae Phillips Phillips. He was an automobile mechanic, member of the Corinth Baptist Church in Marble Hill, and was also an advocate for the March of Dimes. Mr. Phillips was preceded in death by his wife, Reba Martin Phillips.
Survivors include sons and daughters-in-law, Duane and Janice Forrester Phillips, Hull, and Alden Lorey Phillips, Colbert; daughters and sons-in-law, Susan and Tommy Dillard, and Sandra and Jim Jeffer, all of Hull; grandchildren, Colby Phillips, Tyler Phillips, Kayla Phillips, Melanie Berryman, Chad Dillard and Matthew McCall; six great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; brother, C.J. Phillips, Danielsville; sisters, Sara Daniels, Bobbie Jean Hattaway and Geneva Gordy, all of Danielsville; and a host of nieces and nephews and his beloved Corinth Baptist Church family.
Funeral services were held Sunday, November 23, in the chapel of Pruitt Funeral Home with the Revs. Cliff Barnes, Leroy Kelley and Huey Holloway officiating. Burial was in the Danielsville Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers were Neal Daniels, Harry Daniels, Jimmy Phillips, Alan Phillips, Danny Phillips and Luke Berryman.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Corinth Baptist Church, c/o Jerry Brooks, 239 Sutalee Place, White, Ga. 30184.
Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, was in charge of arrangements.