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Tom Phillips

February 10, 1927 — January 1, 2014

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Bear Creek: Mr. AJ “Tom” Phillips 86, of 7792 NC Highway 42, Bear Creek, NC passed away at his residence on Wednesday, January 1, 2014 . Funeral Services will be conducted 11am Friday, January 3, 2014 at Glendon Independent Christian Church with Rev. Robert Yandle & Rev. Joe Johnson officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Mr. Phillips was a native of Chatham County and was a lifelong farmer. He was also a member of Glendon Independent Christian Church. Mr. Phillips was also a veteran of the U.S. Army.

He is survived by his wife- Shirley Teague Phillips of the home. Daughter-Julie Martindale & husband Marvin of Bear Creek. Son- Dean Phillips of the home & Dean’s friend- Elizabeth Rea. Grandchildren-Dustin Martindale & Amber Martindale. Great-Granddaughter-Emery Estridge. Sisters-Hazel McAdoo & Dorothy Meadows, both of Greensboro.

The Family will receive friends at Joyce-Brady Chapel,3833 Chatham St., Bennett, NC 27208 from 6-8 pm Thursday, January 2, 2014, and other times at his home. Memorials may be made to Community Home Care & Hospice, 108 Village Lake Road, Siler City, NC 27344.You may offer online condolences at

Joyce-Brady Chapel is serving the Phillips family.


Born: February 10, 1927
Place of Birth: His home
Death: January 1, 2014
Place of Death: His home
Occupation: Farmer
Organizations: Member of Glendon Independent Christian Church


Shirley T. Phillips, Spouse
Julie Martindale, Daughter
Dean Phillips, Son
Dustin Martindale, Grandson
Amber Martindale, Granddaughter
Emery Estridge, Great-granddaughter
Hazel McAdoo, Sister
Dorothy Meadows, Sister
Elizabeth Rea, Dean's friend

Memorial Donations

Memorial donations may be made to:
Community Home Care & Hospice, 108 Village Lake Road, Siler City, NC 27344.


Thursday January 2, 2014, 6 - 8 at Joyce-Brady Chapel

Friday January 3, 2014, 11 - am at Glendon Independent Christain Church

Friday January 3, 2014, After - Service at Church Cemetery

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