OGLETHORPE, GA --- Mrs. Claudia Dolores Phillips, 79, of Oglethorpe, GA, passed away on Saturday, February 1, 2020, at her residence. Funeral services will be held at 11:00AM on Wednesday, February 5, 2020, at Shiloh Baptist Church with Rev. Hugh Harbort and Rev. Phil Streetman officiating. Burial will follow the service in Oglethorpe Cemetery. The family will greet friends at the funeral home on Tuesday, February 4, 2020, from 6:00-8:00PM. Serving as pallbearers will be Jonathan Dowdey, Steven Dowdey, Chad Crook, Chris Aldridge, Dustin Shaw, Taylor Baker, and Kyle Watson.
Mrs. Phillips was born in Gainesville, FL, on December 28, 1940, to Allen Clifton and Mary Louise Lemmond Williams. She was Baptist by faith and a member of Shiloh Baptist Church. Mrs. Phillips had been employed as a secretary at Wilson Automotive and Sumter County School. She was a Pink Lady at Phoebe Sumter Medical Center. Mrs. Phillips was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and sister. She loved her family and enjoyed reading, woodworking, fishing, and baking. She also loved yardwork and flowers. She was preceded in death by her parents, by a sister, Evonne Williams Powell, and a step-daughter, Debra Phillips.
She is survived by her husband Casey Harold Phillips of Oglethorpe, GA; by two sons, Franklin Allen Aldridge of Ideal, GA, and Joseph Allen Aldridge of Ellaville, GA; by three daughters, Geraldine and Randy Moates of Sneads, FL, Beverly Louise Aldridge of Sneads, FL, Renee and Chris McLendon of Cataula, GA; step-sons Andy and Cathy Phillips of Preston, GA, and Paul Phillips of Richland GA; two sisters, Cynthia and Jimmy Ledford of Cobb, GA, and Barbara Miner of Eugene, OR; twelve grandchildren and twenty-three great grandchildren.
Way-Watson Funeral Home of Ellaville, GA has been entrusted with the arrangements.
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