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May 27, 1930—July 14, 2015 Funeral services for Charlotte Joyce Phillips, 85, of Crossville, will be conducted today, July 17, at 1 p.m. from the chapel of Goff Funeral Home. The Rev. David Harris will officiate, with interment to follow in the George M. Phillips Cemetery in Hanging Limb. Mrs. Phillips was the second of ten children, born May 27, 1930, in Wilder, to the late Sumler and Alma Carr Allred. She was raised in the Wilder Community and lived the majority of her life in the Crossville and Nashville communities. Mrs. Phillips passed away from an extended illness July 14, 2015, at the Gallatin Health Care Center in Gallatin, TN. Mrs. Phillips was a homemaker and an exceptional gardener. She was noted for her ability to transplant and successfully grow flowers from all over the United States. She was especially proud of her baptism and her membership in the Clear Creek Baptist Church. She will always be fondly remembered for her unwavering support for her children and the children of the Tabor School community in Crossville. She was the "mother" who always volunteered for field trips and related school activities. She was alwasy extremely proud of her grandchildren. She is survived by her husband of 67 years, Gilbert M. Phillips of Crossville; daughters, Rita Phillips of Nashville and Fretia Meadows of Hendersonville; three sons and daughters-in-law, Donald and Kay Phillips of Ketchikan, AK, Bobby and Lisa Phillips of Chattanooga, and Leroy and Tammy Phillips of Cincinnati, IA; 10 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; five sisters; and two brothers. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Ruth Moles; and brother, Bill Allred. The family will receive friends at Goff Funeral Home from 11 a.m. until the service at 1 p.m. D.M. Goff Funeral Home, of Monterey, is in charge of the arrangements. A guest register may be signed at www.gofffuneralhome.com.
Published on  July 16, 2015
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