JEFFERSON COUNTY IL 
OBITUARIES

ORVILLE PHILLIPS, Former Assessor, Deputy Clerk Dies 

Orville Clayton Phillips, a well known lifetime resident 
of Jefferson county, died at 1:15 o'clock Sunday morning, 
April 29, 1951, at his home, 407 Harrison Street. His age 
was 80 years, two months and 28 days. 
Mr. Phillips was stock foreman at the Mt. Vernon Knitting
Company for 25 years. He served two terms as assessor and 
deputy county clerk of Jefferson county. 
Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. at the 
Epworth Methodist church, the Rev. Roscoe R. Hollis will
officiate and burial will be in Oakwood cemetery. The body 
will remain at Myers Chapel, where friends may call. The body 
will be removed to the church at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, to lie 
in state until the funeral hour.
Mr. Phillips was born February 1, 1871 in Shiloh township
in Jefferson county, the son of Joseph and Rebecca Elizabeth 
(Phelps) Phillips. On December 2, 1897 he was married to
Rebecca Bryant, who survives. Mr. Phillips was a member of 
the Epworth Methodist Church. Besides his wife, he is survived 
by one son, Proctor Phillips of Wichita, Kansas; three daughters, 
Mrs. Raymond Holland of Evansville, Ind., and Mrs. Roy L. Smith 
and Mrs. Sam Blackard of Mt. Vernon; one sister, Mrs. Ida Canty 
of Sheridan, Ill.; and five grandchildren. He was preceded in 
death by three sisters and four brothers. 

  
Submitted by David Herron
great grandnephew of Orville Phillips 
3-22-99  

 
 
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