Dorsey O. Phillips
Dorsey Owen Phillips, aged 33 years, a veteran of the World war and a former Greene county school teacher, died Monday, July 14, at his home in Kughntown, Wayne township, after a prolonged illness due to tuberculosis. Mr. Phillips was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Adam Phillips and was born August 7, 1891, in Wayne township. He attended Waynesburg College and later taught scholl until failing health compelled him to retire from the profession. Entering the United States army during the World war, he saw service overseas. While in the service he contracted a severe cold, which later developed into tuberculosis. He was a member of the Methodist Protestant church and was widely known in the county. He is survived by his wife, Hester Fordyce Phillips; one son, Junior; one sister, Mrs. E. O. Main, of Waynesburg, and two brothers, Jesse Phillips, of Waynesburg, and Peter Phillips, of Wayne township. Funeral services were held in the Waynesburg Methodist Protestant church Wednesday afternoon, conducted by the pastor, Rev. Francis C. Viele. Interment was in Oakmont cemetery. Burial was with full honors of war, the services at the grave being in charge of the James Farrell Post of the American Legion, which also furnished the military escort to the church and cemetery.
Democrat Messenger, July 18, 1924 (Greene County, PA)
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