The  Shelbyville  News
Wednesday September 30, 1987
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          George Walter Phillips, 70, Midway, died Tuesday, Franklin.
          Tool and die maker, had been employed for 40 years at Progress Tool Company, retiring in 1984 from Tube Processing.
          S/o  Frank and Norah (Sexsmith) Phillips, he was born January 21, 1917, in Petersburg.  Married July 3, 1936,  Carrie Alice Carmichael, who preceded him in death on November 30, 1984.
          Surviving are sons, Charles Phillips, Shelbyville, George Ronald Phillips, Greenwood, and  Michael Phillips, Indianapolis; daughters, Janey Henry, New Albany, and  Judith Johnson, Greenwood; 16 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and brothers  Ralph Phillips, Speersville,  Harvey Phillips, Franklin, and  Melvin Phillips, Morgantown.  One brother preceded him in death.
          Vandiver-Tudor Funeral Home, Franklin, with the Rev. Orval Carmichael officiating.  Burial in Greenlawn Cemetery.
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Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  News
Saturday December 1, 1984
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          Carrie Alice Phillips, 67,  R.R.8, Shelbyville, died Friday, Johnson County Memorial Hospital.  Failing health several months.
          D/o  C. I. and  Leota (Elkins) Carmichael, born January 4, 1917, Harrison County.  Married July 3, 1936 to George Phillips, who survives.
          Also surviving are her stepmother, Mrs. Hattie Bass, R.R.1 Jasper; daughters, Mrs. Gerald (Janet) Henry, Hope, and  Mrs. Ronald (Judy) Johnson, Greenwood; sons, Charles Phillips  and  Michael Phillips, Shelbyville, and George Phillips, Greenwood, 10 grandchildren, six great grandchildren, four step-grandchildren; three step-great grandchildren, brothers,  Claude Carmichael, Salem, New Jersey, and  Jim Carmichael, Illinois, and a sister, Mrs. Frances Henry, Chicago.  Two brothers preceded in death.
          Vandiver Tudor Funeral Home, Franklin, with the Rev. Orval Carmichael officiating.  Burial  in Greenlawn Cemetery.
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The  Shelbyville  Republican
Friday, August 10, 1951
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MRS.  PHILLIPS  DIES  AT  HOME
Rites for Local Woman To Be Conducted Sunday
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         Mrs. Della V. Phillips, 69, died at her home at 721 Montgomery St. this morning at 2:10 o'clock.  Although she had been ill with a complication of diseases for some time, her death was unexpected.
          Mrs. Phillips was born in Moral township on September 9, 1880, the daughter of  David and  Ellen (Nugent) Wells.  She first was married to David Sill whose death occurred in 1923.  Five children born to this union survive.  They are  Mrs. Fannie DeBaun  and  Mrs. Frances Pope  of this city;  Mrs. Leslie Andrews  of Fairland and  Mrs. Ruth McFarland  and  Chandos Sills  of Indianapolis.
          In 1931 she was married to  Emery Phillips  who survives are four step-children, Mrs. Bryan Rose, rural route 3,  Marion Phillips, Hamilton, O.,  Charles Phillips, rural route 2, and  Paul Phillips of rural route 6.  She leaves one brother and two sisters, David Wells of Fairland,  Mrs. Cora Richardson  of this city and  Mrs. Annie Surber of Indianapolis.  There are 21 grandchildren; 12 great-great-grandchildren and four step-grandchildren.
          Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at the Fairland Methodist Church with Rev. Clifford Miller officiating.  Burial in charge of the Carmony Funeral Home here, will be in in the Fairland cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home after noon Saturday.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelby  Republican
Thursday, July 26, 1934
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FORMER  LOCAL
POLICEMAN  DIES
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Rites Friday 3:00 p.m. For Virgil
Phillips, 62, Paralysis
Cause of Death.
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WIDOW,  CHILDREN  SURVIVE
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          Virgil Phillips,  62, former patrolman on the Shelbyville police force, died at the Shelby county infirmary this morning at 1:30 o'clock of paralysis and other complications.  He had been in failing health for the past two years.
          Mr. Phillips was born in Shelby county, April 26, 1872, the son of  Ryan and  Isabelle Phillips.  He was a member of the First Methodist Episcopal church of this city.
          The deceased is survived by the widow,  Mrs. Artie Phillips,  of 841 Meridian street; one son,  Leo Phillips  and one daughter,  Mrs. Farank Robbins,  both of California; one brother,  Russell Phillips  and one sister,  Mrs. George Land,  both of Indianapolis and two grandchildren.
          Funeral services will be held tomorrow afternoon at 3:00 o'clock at the Ralph J. Edward funeral home, with the  Rev. L. T. Freeland,  pastor of the First M.E. church, officiating.  Burial will be made in the Forest Hill cemetery.
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The  Shelbyville  Republican
Friday, June 16, 1934
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RITES  SUNDAY  FOR  MRS.  S.  PHILLIPS
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PNEUMONIA  CAUSED  DEATH  OF
COUNTY  RESIDENT  AT  HOME
GRANDSON,  NEAR  ST.  OMER
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              Mrs. Sarah Elizabeth Phillips, 86, passed away at the home of her grandson,  William R. Holland,  five miles west of St. Omer, Friday afternoon at 3:00 o'clock following a five weeks' illness due to pneumonia.
          She was born September 3, 1845, the daughter of  Horatio and Margaret Lowe  and on February 28, 1868, she was  married to Samuel Phillips.  Four [the article continues but my copy stops here].
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The  Denver  Post
March 17, 1903
GRIM  REAPER  CALLS
WELL-KNOWN  COLORADO  PEOPLE
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          La Junta, Colo., March 17 -- The funeral of  Mrs. Phillips, wife of  Dr. George W. Phillips,  who died Sunday afternoon, was held yesterday afternoon and was largely attended.
          Mrs. Phillips was 75 years old at the time of her death, and is said to have been the first white child born in Shelby county, Indiana.  She, with her husband, went to California in 1849.  They came to La Junta in 1884, where Dr. Phillips has been in practice.  Four years ago last December they celebrated their golden wedding.
          Mrs. Phillips leaves three children.  George Phillips was for a long time editor of the La Junta Tribune and is now living in Oklahoma.  Another son,  Rufus,  is cashier in the First National Bank of this place, and a daughter married  George Buckley  of this place.
Contributed by John Addison Ballard


The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday, July 4, 1901
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          Beverly H. Phillips died at the home of his son-in-law J.F. Snyder in Smithland at 3 o'clock p.m. Monday, June 30, age 83 years & 5 months; his wife died twelve years ago since which time he has made his home with his children, six of whom survive him.  The funeral was held in Smithland at 3 o'clock p.m. Monday July 1st.  The interment was made in the Snyder cemetery in charge of Edwards & Hageman.
Contributed by Barb Huff


The  Los Angeles  Tribune
January 2, 1892
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PHILLIPS -- In this city, Jan. 1, 1892,  Mrs. Amelia Phillips,  mother of  C.S. Phillips  of the Southern Pacific Co.,aged 81 years.  Mrs. Phillips was the first child born in Shelbyville, Ind.
The funeral will take place today, Saturday, Jan.2, 1892, at 2:30 p.m., from her late residence, 2417 E. First st., Boyle Heights.
Contributed by John Addison Ballard.


The  Shelbyville  Democrat
October 25, 1888
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          Martha R., wife of Beverly H. Phillips, died at her home in Smithland, at 8 o'clock Monday morning of paralysis, aged seventy years, was buried at 2 o'clock Tuesday at the Snider graveyard.  Cummins & Edwards, funeral directors.
Submitted by Barb Huff


The  Daily  Republican
Tuesday, January 4, 1887
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          Mrs. [Susan A.] John Phillips, who has been ill for several weeks, died this morning about 3 o'clock at her home on East Washington street.  The deceased was born in Kentucky on August 27, 1819, and was married to Mr. John Phillips in Decatur county, Indiana, on May 26, 1844.  They moved to Shelbyville in 1851 and have lived here ever since.  Mrs. Phillips was a member of the Christian church and was a kind hearted Christian woman, much loved and respected by all who knew her.  Her husband has the sympathy of the entire community in his loss.  The deceased has several brothers living, one of whom resides in Decatur county.  The funeral services will be held at the Christian church on Thursday afternoon at 1:30 O'clock the Rev. H. H. Nesslage officiating.  The burial will take place at Forest Hill cemetery.  The following gentlemen have been selected to act as pall-bearers:  Ithamer Spurlin,  I. T Brown,  George W. Kennedy,  J. R. Stewart,  Conrad Schroeder,  W. A. Neu  and  J. M. Goodrich.
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DECATUR  COUNTY  MARRIAGES
John Phillips & Sarah Ann Adkins
May 26, 1844
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The  Shelbyville  Volunteer
Thursday, January 3, 1878
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          A distressing case of drowning occurred in Jackson Township, about 9 o'clock Sunday morning.  At the time mentioned, John Phillips attempted to ford Blue River, near  Samuel Cutsinger's residence, on his way from Edinburg to his home near Mt. Auburn.  The river being swollen, the unfortunate man was swept from his [sorry -- my copy stops here]
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

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