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Russell L. Phillips

April 6, 1933 April 24, 2018
Russell L. Phillips
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Obituary for Russell L. Phillips

Russell L. Phillips, 85, of Nottingham, passed away on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at Twin Pines Health Care Center, West Grove.

He was the husband of the late Cecilia Beattie Phillips with whom he shared 55 years of marriage.

Born in Boone, NC he was the son of the late Frank John and Lillian Eldreth Phillips.

He was a veteran of the US Army.

Russell was employed as a truck driver with Yellow Freight, Lancaster, H.W. Givens, Glen Roy and Brown’s Express, Oxford. He was a member of the Teamsters Union.

He enjoyed horses and playing cards.

He is survived by, two daughters, Sherry L. Phillips and Sharon Kulp (Thomas) all of Nottingham; three grandchildren, Brad Vargason, Tim Vargason and John Kulp; two great-grandchildren, Jaden Vargason and Raven Vargason; and two sisters, Velma Phillips of NC and Peggy Mabe of Nottingham.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Essie Stoker and Connie Keys; and five brothers, Paul, Vernon, Gene, Clifford and Grant Phillips.

Funeral services will be held 11 am Saturday, April 28, 2018 at the Edward L. Collins, Jr. Funeral Home, Inc., 86 Pine St., Oxford, where friends and family may visit Friday from 6 – 8 pm.

Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the American Heart Assoc., PO Box 15120, Chicago, IL 60693.

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