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Mr. James Austin Phillips

Obituary for Mr. James Austin Phillips

May 20, 1931 - November 17, 2017
Piedmont, South Carolina | Age 86


James A. Phillips
Piedmont, SC

Mr. James Austin Phillips, 86, husband of Betty Jo Spence Phillips, passed away Friday, November 17, 2017 at St. Francis Hospital.

Born in Clayton, GA, a son of the late Joe Speed Spence and the late Cora Emma Lee Grant Phillips, Mr. Phillips retired from the Judson Plant of Milliken Mills and was a US Army Veteran.

Surviving, in addition to his wife of sixty-eight years, are a grandson, Mitchell Austin Phillips (Jessica Fredericks) of Piedmont; a brother, William Monroe Phillips; three sisters, Agnes Lee Freeman, Clara Jo Johnson and Katherine Bishop; and one great-grandson, Malachi Austin Phillips. In addition to his parents, Mr. Phillips was predeceased by a daughter, Susan Diane Phillips; two brothers, Roy B. Phillips and Zane Grant; and two sisters, Betty Brezeale and Sarah Prior.

Graveside services will be 2:00 PM Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at Graceland Cemetery West, Greenville, SC.

The family will receive friends from 12:00 PM until 1:00 PM Wednesday, at Robinson Funeral Home-Downtown Easley, prior to the graveside service.

The family is at the home.

Condolences may be expressed online at or in person at Robinson Funeral Home-Downtown Easley, which is assisting the family.

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Easley, SC 29640
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