James Dawson Phillips

Published 4:23 pm Saturday, February 25, 2017

OXFORD — James Dawson “Flip” Phillips, 90, died Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017, at the Mississippi State Veterans Home in Oxford. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, March 1, 2017, at 2 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church in Greenville. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, March 1, 2017, from 1 p.m. until service time at the church. Mortimer Funeral Home in Greenville is in charge of arrangements.

He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the United States Navy.

Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by sisters Jimmie Neyman and Martha Hollowell.

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He is survived by his wife, Ruchell Phillips; sons Jimmy Phillips Jr. and Reid Owens, both of Oxford; daughter Mary Margaret Andrews of Oxford; step-son Cliff Smith of Oxford; brother Billy B. Phillips Jr. of Greenville; sister Mary Howse of Greenville; five grandchildren and one great granddaughter.