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Ruth Mamie Phillips, 92, of Crossville, passed away Feb. 6, 2017. She was born Aug. 8, 1924, in McMinn County, TN, the daughter of Oscar and Dollie King Jones. She and her R.T. Phillips and their sons were owners and operators of Phillips Jewelry store on Main Street for more than 50 years. She loved to shop garage sales and visit thrift stores.
She is survived by her sons, Larry Phillips of Maryville, TN, Harry Phillips of Crossville and Jerry Phillips and his wife Lisa also of Crossville; sister, Dorothy Underwood of Athens, TN; grandchildren, Jede Phillips, April Phillips and Breanna Phillips VanWinkle; and great grandchildren, Ryley Phillips, Charlie Vanwinkle, Max Vanwinkle and Finn Vanwinkle.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, R.T. Phillips; five brothers; and five sisters.
Funeral services were held Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017, at 7 p.m. from the chapel of Hood Funeral Home. Burial was in Crossville City Cemetery.
Hood Funeral Home and Crematory, LLC (www.hoodfuneralhome.com) was in charge of the arrangements.
Published on February 14, 2017
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