James Oliver Phillips Obituary

Wreck Injuries Fatal to Veteran

James O. Phillips, son of Mr. and Mrs. Clive Phillips of Third street, Hiller, died Friday, July 6, in a hospital at Petersburg, Va. of injuries received in an automobile accident last Monday. The youth's mother is the former Clara Wood of Holbrook.

The accident happened near Waverly, Va., 40 miles from Petersburg.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. today at the home. Officiating ministers will be the Rev. Earl B. King, pastor of the Waynesburg Christian Church, and the Rev. D. C. Robbins, pastor of the First Methodist Church of Brownsville.

Mr. Phillips was a veteran of World War II, having served in the Marine Corps.

Democrat Messenger, July 10, 1951 (Waynesburg, PA)


James Oliver Phillips, 23, of Hiller, died July 6, 1951, at 4:46 a.m. in Petersburg Virginia Hospital, of injuries sustained in an automobile accident near Waverly, Va. on July 2.

He was born July 25, 1927, at Hiller, graduated from Brownsville High School Class of 1944, enlised in the Air Force and was honorably discharged at 18 in order to join the Marine Corps, in which he served during World War II. He served an enlistment in Co. K, 110th Infantry, 28th Infantry Division, Pennsylvania National Guard at Waynesburg. At the time of his death he was serving an enlistment in the Naval Reserve.

He received his A. B. degree from Pennsylvania State College in 1949 and his A. M. from West Virginia University, Morgantown, W. Va, in 1950. He was a member of Alpha Phi Omega and Sigma Theta Epsilon Fraternities.

Last year (1950-51) he taught mathematics and driver training at Webster Springs (W. Va.) High School and expected to return there this fall. During his vacation he was employed by the Manufacturers Light & Heat Co. in Washington, Pa.

He was a member of the Waynesburg Christian Church and took an active part in church work wherever he attended. He was a member of the I.O.O.F. Lodge at Webster Springs, W. Va.

Besides his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Clive Phillips, he leaves two brothers, Clive Wood Phillips at 1 Navy Air Corps, Bermuda, and Sfc John R. Phillips, 6th Armored Division, Fort Leonard Wood, Mo.

Funeral services were held at the home in Hiller at 2 p.m. July 10 with Rev. Earl King, D. D., of Waynesburg Christian Church, assisted by Rev. D. C. Robbins, of First M. E. Church, Brownsville, and soloist David Haynes, accompanied by Mrs. T. J. Marion, of Waynesburg.

Interment was in Lafayette Memorial Park with full military rites by the American Legion, A. Kramer Axton Post 295, Brownsville.

Democrat Messenger, July 16, 1951 (Waynesburg, PA)

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