SIKESTON - Liddie E. Phillips, 89, passed away July 10, 2004, at her home on Dale Street surrounded by family and friends.
Born Oct. 9, 1914, at Dell, Ark., she was the daughter of Nealy and Mamie Tucker.
On June 28, 1934, she married William Marvin Phillips, who preceded her in death Aug. 8, 1974.
For years they owned a farm and grocery store in Buffington-Gray Ridge and were the owners of Phillips Grocery in Sikeston. After retiring from the grocery business, Liddie was the manager of the Wal-Mart Shoe Department, operated the kitchen at the Sikeston Auction Co. and was the owner of the Classic Sparrow in Miner.
She is survived by three sons and two daughters: Bill and Jane (Chism) Phillips of Oakland, Tenn., Travis and Glenda (Alley) Phillips of Huber Heights, Ohio, and Eugene Phillips, Myrna Carlise and Sharon and Roland (Butch) Clark of Sikeston.
Other survivors include: one sister, Louise (and Donald) Elkins of Fayetteville, Ark.; sisters-in-law, Mable (and Rex) Keller of Dexter and Pauline Evert of Portageville and brother-in-law, Clarence (and Mary) Phillips of Hayti.
She leaves behind 12 grandchildren of whom five live in Sikeston: Lora (Carlisle) Burns, Cheri (Carlisle) Reese, Chris Newton, Michelle Newton and Brandy (Phillips) Taylor; 15 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild; plus very special and caring friends, Chrissy Tigart and Brenda and Bob Wey.
Liddie was preceded in death by three brothers, James (Buddy), L.C. and Malcolm Tucker; and three sisters, Hazel Brinson, Emma Earnhart and Pauline Tucker. Also preceding her in death were two grandsons, David and Dana Phillips, and a son-in-law, Dennis (Dee) Carlisle of Sikeston.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Nunnelee Funeral Chapel where services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday with the Jehovah Witnesses officiating.
Burial will follow at Sikeston's Garden of Memories Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be grandsons Chris Newton, Mike and Craig Phillips, Adam Montgomery, Perry Reese and Keith Lossing.