Hazel M. Phillips

Published 11:42 am Monday, June 6, 2016

Hazel M. Phillips

June 4, 2016

Funeral Services for Mrs. Hazel Miller Phillips will be at Whigham Baptist Church on Tuesday, June 7, 2016 at 11:30 a.m. with Rev. Jerry Robertson officiating. Mrs. Phillips went to be with her Lord on Saturday, June 4, 2016.

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Mrs. Phillips will lie in state from 10:30 a.m. until the funeral hour. Her grandsons and nephews will serve as active pallbearers with her classmates from the Hope and Seeker Sunday School classes serving as honorary pallbearers. The family will receive friends immediately following the service. Private interment will take place at Cedar Grove Cemetery.

Hazel Rae Miller was born October 28, 1928 in Barbour County, Alabama, the daughter of James Dewey Miller and Alma Dykes Miller. Hazel graduated from Whigham High School and Southern Business School in Atlanta, Ga.. She married Charlie Jutson Phillips and raised her family in Grady County. Hazel worked as a full charge bookkeeper for several businesses including Sunnyland Packing Company, Balfour Land & Timber, and Flint River Timber. Mrs. Phillips was very respected in the business community of Thomas and Grady counties.

Hazel was an independent woman who enjoyed hunting and fishing, especially with her children and grandchildren. She had a special place in her heart for helping others and often took on the jobs many would shy away from. Hazel loved her church, Whigham Baptist Church, and longed for others to know Christ. Many times she sat with others during their final days showing them the love of Christ. Hazel preached her own funeral through her acts of service and the life she lived. Her life was her testimony.

Survivors include her sons, Charles D. Phillips and Durwood E. Phillips and his wife, Pam, all of Whigham; her loving sister, Annie Laura Owens of Cairo, Ga.; her grandchildren, Keith (Amanda) Phillips, Dustin (Sloan) Phillips, Brandon Phillips and Tyler Phillips; and her great-grandchildren, Preslei, Landon, Annalise , Madilynn and Cohen. In addition to her parents, Hazel was preceded in death by her husband, Jutson Phillips.

In Lieu of flowers, Mrs. Phillips requested donations to: Whigham Baptist Church Building Fund, PO Box 83, Whigham, GA 39897.

Online visitors may sign the guest register at www.iveyfuneral.com.