APPLING, Ga. - Mr. William 'Billy' E. Phillips, 76, husband of the late Lanelle Oveton Philllips, died Sunday, January 10, 2010, at Lake Crossing Health Center, Appling, Ga. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, January 13, 2010, at Iron Hill Advent Christian Church, Dearing, Ga., with the Rev. M. L. Barber officiating. Interment was in the Fort Creek Baptist Church Cemetery, Dearing, Ga.
Mr. Phillips, a native of Columbia County, was a retired carpenter and cabinet maker. He was an Air Force Veteran having served in the Korean War. He was member of the Iron Hill Advent Christian Church and staunch believer in the Advent Christian Doctrine.
Survivors include one son, Mark Phillips; two sisters, Gloria Colet, Hephzibah, Ga., and Sherene Nicholson, Saluda, S.C., one brother; Tommy Phillips of Thomson. Additional survivors include several nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Iron Hill Advent Christian Church, 4441 Iron Hill Road, Dearing, GA 30808. Pallbearers were Stanley McCorkle, Don McCorkle, Ron Harper, Jack Phillips, Larry Stewart and Robert Parrish.
Starling Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.