A funeral service for Arthur N. Phillips, 87, of Elgin, SC, will be held at 11:00 AM, Saturday, November 5, 2016 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Lugoff-Elgin Chapel, with burial to follow in Union Baptist Church Cemetery, Elgin, SC. Reverend L. Craig Wilkes will officiate. The family will receive friends today, November 4 from 6:00-7:30 PM at Kornegay Funeral Home, Lugoff-Elgin Chapel.
Mr. Phillips passed away Tuesday, November 1, 2016. Born in Warren, Ohio, he was the son of Bernard and Emma Heckathorn Phillips. Arthur was an Army Veteran having served in the Korean War, and was a graduate of the former George Peabody Teacher’s College in Nashville, Tennessee.
Mr. Phillips was a retired rubber chemist from B. F. Goodrich and Thermoid, Inc. of Elgin, SC. He also was a devoted member of First Presbyterian Church, Columbia, SC.
Arthur is survived by his loving wife of 35 years, Peggy Phillips; daughter Yvonne Kelly (John); son David Phillips (Merry), daughter Lisa Mathis (John), son James Flowers (Chris), and daughter Kimberly Sullivan (Woody). Also surviving are nine grandchildren and three great grandchildren; sister Carol Taylor; and brother Allen Phillips (Delores).
Mr. Phillips was predeceased by his brother Bernard Phillips, Jr., infant brother David Phillips, and brother-in-law Cliff Taylor. Memorials may be made to the South Carolina Heart Association, or to the charity of one’s choice.
The family would like to thank Dr. Bradley Word and the staff at Palmetto Baptist Hospital.
Arthur will be greatly missed by family and many friends.
Kornegay Funeral Home, Lugoff-Elgin Chapel, is in charge of the arrangements.
Online condolences may be sent to the Phillips family by visiting www.kornegayfuneral.com.