Dateline: August 29, 2002


Funeral services for Bettie Jeanne Phillips, age 61, were held at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 22, 2002, in the First Baptist Church with Rev. Charlie Floyd, Pastor of the Texola Baptist Church in Texola, Oklahoma, and Rev. Bryan Knowles, Pastor of the Community Fellowship Church in Clarendon, officiating.  Burial was held at Citizens Cemetery under the direction of Robertson Funeral Directors, Inc., of Clarendon.

Mrs. Phillips died Tuesday, August 20, 2002, in Clarendon.  She was born October 23, 1940, in Clarendon and had been a resident of Clarendon most of her life.  She married Donald Wayne Phillips on January 3, 1964, in Clarendon.  He preceded her in death on December 30,1999.  She had been a secretary at various places for much of her life.  She was a homemaker and a member of the Martin Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Tambra Phillips, in May 1983.

Survivors include a daughter, Shonda Phillips of Clarendon; a son, Todd Phillips of Abilene; her mother and step-father, Bob and Judy Thieme of San Antonio; two sisters, Barbara Hewett of Clarendon and Gale Putnam of San Antonio; three grandchildren, Brayden Phillips of Clarendon, Tennessee Phillips and Brandie White, both of Blair, Oklahoma; and many special friends.

Casket bearers were John Mangum, Chris Harrison, Jon Ivey, Terrel Tucek, Todd Stavenhagen, Burl Hollar, Jeff Mills, and Bud White. Honorary bearers were Gene Elmore, Donnie Hall, and Crown of Texas Hospice staff.

The family requests that memorials be to Crown of Texas Hospice or Harrington Cancer Center.

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