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The Gaffney Ledger Obituaries Section

Obituaries

Wednesday, March 24, 2004

Virginia P. Phillips
Former executive secretary, member of Beta Sigma Phi
ANDERSON – Virginia Pennington Phillips, 88, of 103 Summit Place, formerly of Reed Place, died Thursday, March 18, 2004, at the Hospice House.
Born in Spartanburg, she was a high school graduate and entered into business courses at Forrest College. She was a former executive secretary for a textile corporation. Mrs. Phillips was an international member of Beta Sigma Phi and served as an officer of many civic organizations. She was a trustee of various boards and a charter member of Boulevard Baptist Church, where she served as church secretary for many years.
Surviving are several nieces and nephews. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.
Her husband, Robert Ervin “Zeke” Phillips, died on Monday, March 22, 2004.
She was the daughter of the late Roland C. and Callie Bolton Pennington.
Services will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday at the Chapel of Forest Lawn Memorial Park Mausoleum, conducted by Dr. Johnny F. McKinney. Entombment will be in Forest Lawn Memorial Park Mausoleum.
The body is at Sullivan-King Mortuary, Downtown Chapel, 401 N. Main St.
Flowers are omitted. Memorials may be made to Boulevard Baptist Church, 700 Boulevard, Anderson, S.C. 29621; or to Hospice of the Upstate, 1835 Rogers Road, Anderson, S.C. 29621.

R.E. “Zeke” Phillips
Retired supervisor from Duke Power Co.
ANDERSON – Robert Ervin Phillips, 98, of 103 Summit Place, formerly of Reed Place, died Monday, March 22, 2004, at Anderson Area Medical Center.
Born in Gaffney, Mr. Phillips was a retired supervisor from Duke Power Company with 39 years of service and was a charter member of Boulevard Baptist Church. He was the widower of Virginia Pennington Phillips and son of the late Thomas and Amanda Spen-cer Phillips.
Surviving are two sisters, Bernice Patterson and Vel Blanton, both of Gaffney, and a brother, Thomas Phillips of Gaffney.
Mr. Phillips was preceded in death by one brother and six sisters.
Services will be held at 3 p.m. today at the Mausoleum Chapel at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, conducted by Dr. Johnny F. McKinney. Entombment will be in Forest Lawn Memorial Park Mausoleum.
The body is at Sullivan-King Mortuary, Downtown Chapel, 401 N. Main St.
Flowers are omitted. Memorials may be made to Boulevard Baptist Church, 700 Boulevard, Anderson, S.C.; or to Hospice of the Upstate, 1835 Rogers Road, Anderson, S.C. 29621.

Winfred Bonner
Services for Winfred Bonner, 95, of Gaffney, will be held today at 3 p.m. at The Gilmore Mortuary Chapel, conducted by Dr. J.W. Sanders Sr., assisted by the Rev. Robert Dover. Burial will be in Gaffney Memorial Park.
The body may be viewed today from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at The Gimore Mortuary.

Robert L. Phillips
Owner of Phillips Construction
Robert Lewis Phillips, 64, of 2337 Overbrook Dr., died Saturday, March 20, 2004, in Upstate Carolina Medical Center.
A native of Cherokee County, he was the husband of Guynell Harris Phillips of the home and son of Mary Scruggs Phillips of Gaffney and the late Roy Lee Phillips. He was a member of Midway Baptist Church and was owner of Phillips Construction Company.
Also surviving are a son, Bobby Lee Phillips of Gaffney; a daughter, Sandy Phillips-Long of Gaffney; two brothers, Dane Lee Phillips and Johnny K. Phillips, both of Gaffney; two sisters, Mae Ruth Martin of Boiling Springs and Brenda P. Davis of Gaffney; and four granddaughters.
In addition to his father, Mr. Phillips was preceded in death by a brother, Charles Edward Phillips.
Services were held Tuesday at 4 p.m. at Fairview Baptist Church, conducted by the Revs. Stuart Kersey and Darrell Revels.
Friends may pay their respects to the family at the home on Overbrook Drive.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Fairview Baptist Church, 505 Fairview Road, Gaffney S.C. 29341; or to Piedmont Baptist Church, 5524 Chesnee Hwy., Chesnee, S.C., 29323.
Arrangements by White Columns of Gaffney.

Rita Emily Bell
NORTH CHARLESTON – The relatives and friends of Mr. and Mrs. James Bell are invited to attend the Memorial services of the latter at J. Henry Stuhr Inc., Greenridge Road Chapel, today, March 24, at noon. Friends may call at Stuhr’s Greenridge Road Chapel.
Mrs. Bell was born in Gaffney.
A memorial message may be written to the family by visiting www.jhenrystuhr. com.

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