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Obituary for George Robert Phillips

George Robert Phillips, 90, of Franklin, passed away Thursday, January 12, 2023, at his residence.

George was born in Jackson County to the late Clarence Edmond and Mattie Lou Cope Phillips. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Patsy Veora Self Phillips; brothers, Roy Lee Phillips, James Larry Phillips, and Clarence Edmond Phillips Jr. He served in the US Air Force and was a Korean War Veteran. He was a member of the American Legion.

He is survived by his two daughters, Vickie Phillips Pearce (David) of Mt Airy, NC, Sandra Elizabeth Phillips of Greensboro, NC; sister Thelma Louise Maynard of Indian Trails, NC; two grandchildren, Megan Horsley, Courtney Nixon (Jake); two great grandchildren, Cameron Wallace and Callidora Nixon. Also surviving are several special cousins. His daughters are very grateful to cousin, Diana Cabe (Warren), for the care they provided their dad during his declining health.

A celebration of life will be held Wednesday, January 18, 2023, at 11am at Iotla Methodist Church. The family will receive friends from 10-11am, one hour prior to the service. Rev. D’Andre Ash will officiate. Military honors will be conducted by VFW Post #7399 and American Legion Post #108.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to CareNet of Macon County, 130 Bidwell St, Franklin, NC 28734.

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Macon Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.