Age: 82 Address: Hortons Creek Community of Yancey County, North Carolina Date of Death: Wednesday, April 30, 2014 Arrangements: Holcombe Brothers Funeral Home
Details: Guy Phillips of Hortons Creek, went home to be with the Lord Wednesday, April 30, 2014 at Brookside Rehab and Care.
A native of Yancey County, he was a son of the late Elmer and Kate McIntosh Phillips. He was also preceded in death by brothers: Ray, Foch, Locke and Buck Phillips and a sister, Elizabeth Edwards. He was a US Army Korean War Veteran and former owner of Phillips Grocery. Guy was a member of Cane River Baptist Church.
Surviving are his wife of 56 years, Genevie Hensley Phillips; a daughter, Sandra Newberry; a son, Marty Guy Phillips and wife, Amanda; 3 grandchildren: Matthew Guy Phillips and Kayla and Rachel Newberry all of Burnsville; a sister: Geraldine Banks and husband, Jim, of Asheville; a brother, Jap Phillips and wife, Ginger, of Burnsville and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 7:30 PM Friday in the Chapel of Holcombe Brothers Funeral Home. Rev. James Lamb will officiate. A graveside service will be held at 11 AM Saturday in the Cane River Baptist Church Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 6 until 7:30 PM Friday, prior to the service, at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Cane River Baptist Church, Cemetery Fund, c/o Donald Angel, P. O. Box 1058, Burnsville, NC 28714
The family wishes to express their appreciation to the caregivers at Brookside.