JEFFERSON COUNTY IL
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
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