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Our History

Five Generations of Caring Since 1889

 

The name Phillips Funeral Home has for many years been considered synonymous with competence and caring in the funeral industry. Our reputation is built upon five generations of family commitment to the community we serve.

 

This commitment is deeply rooted in the work ethic and values of our founder, James Phillips Sr. Mr. Phillips began business as a combination furniture and undertaking operation in the late 1800s. Insistence upon the highest standard of quality and professionalism was the well-known trait of the Phillips family. These qualities have successfully been handed down for over five generations with the passing of the business from James Phillips Sr. (first generation) to James and Ada Phillips Jr. (second generation), Forrest And Dorothy Phillips (third generation), Richard O, and Evelyn Phillips (fourth generation) and the current owners Richard and Andrea Phillips (fifth generation).

 

James Phillips Sr.

 

Mrs. James Phillips Sr.

 

 Ada Phillips

 

Forrest Phillips

 

Richard O. Phillips

 

Evelyn Phillips

 

Richard Phillips

 

Andrea Phillips

 

Rachael Phillips

 

  

Today, we take pride in our business and continue to adhere to the values and principles of our fathers, grandfathers, great-grandfathers and great-great grandfathers. The funeral home is proudly the oldest business in the area and we believe our adherence to these principles has contributed to our overwhelming success in the industry proudly being one of the most established funeral homes in the state and the oldest business in the area.

 

We are committed to providing a thoughtful and quality conscious service that is deeply respectful of the deceased and which offers a caring response to needs and desires of the family.