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Shirley Teague Phillips

June 2, 1935 — February 25, 2024

Bear Creek

Shirley Temple Teague Philips, 88, of Bear Creek, passed away on Sunday, February 25, 2024 at FirstHealth  Hospice House. The graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 28, 2024 at Glendon Independent Christian Church, where she was a member, with Chaplin Sam Garris presiding. 

Shirley was born in Guilford County on June 2, 1935 to Mamie Phillips Teague and James Teague, Sr. She was a homemaker and loved taking care of her family. Shirley adored her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She loved life, attending church and sharing with her family and friends. 

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, A.J. “Tom” Phillips.

Shirley is survived by her children, Dean Phillips (Beverly) of Bear Creek and Julie Martindale (Marvin), of Bear Creek; sister Mag Cox, of Bear Creek; grandchildren, Dustin Martindale (Jaide), Amber Linker (Tony); great-grandchildren, Emery Estridge, A.J. Linker, Landon Linker, Rhett Linker, Logan Linker and a host of family and friends. 

Special thanks to Ashley Brownle, of Liberty Hospice for her compassionate care.

Flowers are accepted or memorials may be made to Liberty Hospice, 1005 Carthage St., Sanford, NC 27331.

Condolences may be offered online at

Joyce-Brady Chapel is honored to serve the Phillips Family.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Graveside Service

Wednesday, February 28, 2024

Starts at 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

Glendon Independent Christian Church

148 Glendon Church Rd, Glendon, NC 27325

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