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Funeral services for Mary Margaret Philips, 93, of Gainesville, are scheduled for 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, June 30, 2016 at Geo. J. Carroll & Son Funeral Home with Rev. Dale Parkhill officiating.
Interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m., prior to the service.
Mrs. Philips passed away June 27, 2016 in Gainesville.
Margie was born June 28, 1922 in Gainesville to John Robert and Alma Lee (Collins) Wakeham.
In 1939, she married Lewis Earl Philips in Gainesville. Mrs. Philips was a lifelong resident of Gainesville. She enjoyed cooking, watching Westerns, and was a skilled embroiderer. The model of a strong woman, Mrs. Philips raised eight children with little help, instilling in them love and honesty.
Survivors include: daughter, Marie Parkhill and husband, Dale of Grand Prairie; daughter, Glenda Ashwill and Jerry Antrim of Gainesville; daughter, Judy Conway of Euless; daughter, Kathy Dishman of Crockett; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Philips was preceded in death by her husband; parents; son, John Robert Philips; daughter, Nelda Philips; daughter, Earlene Parkhill; daughter, Elizabeth Fleitman; son, Robert Stephen Philips; and sister, Gladys Blair.
Mrs. Philips' grandsons will be serving as pallbearers.
You may sign the online register at www.geojcarroll.com.
Published on June 28, 2016
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