Whitesburg KY

Rites held for Reamus Phillips

Reamus ‘Red’ Phillips, 88, died December 21 in Gray, Tenn.

Born in Pound, Va., to the late Lloyd Bishop and Rose Ann Sturgill Phillips, he was the widower of Geneva ‘Nee’ Phillips.

He was a grandfather of the late Kristopher Phillips, and a brother of the late Marie Church, Estelle Mullins, Anna Mae Peters, Ona Horne, James Lloyd, Hillard, Ray Howard and Herbert Phillips.

He was a carpenter and worked for Pendleton Carpenter Shop, and Manning & Tackett Coal, and was a member of Payne Gap Freewill Baptist Church and Jenkins Masonic Lodge #856.

Surviving are three daughters, Judy Slone and husband Marion, Gate City, Va., Becky Vaughn and husband Michael, Kingsport, Tenn., and Sherrie Miller and husband Rob, Bluff City, Tenn.; three sons, Fred Phillips and wife Dessie, and Dewayne Phillips and wife Debbie, all of Gray, Tenn., and Stephen Phillips and wife Cheryl, Rutledge, Tenn.; four sisters, Leatha Darnell, Kingsport, Tenn., Charmie Church, Pound, Va., Beulah Gardner, Blountville, Tenn., and Kay Swain, Myrtle Beach, S.C.; a brother, Herman Phillips, Pound, Va.; 13 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, and three great-greatgrandchildren.

Funeral services were held December 27 at Payne Gap Freewill Baptist Church. Burial was in the Sam Bentley Cemetery at Payne Gap.

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