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Carmen Phillips

Carmen Phillips

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VIENNA — Carmen J. Phillips, 78, died Saturday morning, Nov. 18, 2017, in Massac Memorial Hospital in Metropolis.

Carmen was born Dec. 29, 1938, in Johnson County, Illinois, to John and Mildred (Smith) Avery.

On Aug. 18, 1957, Carmen married Philip W. Phillips. He preceded her in death on Oct. 6, 2007.

Survivors include her children, Stephen W. Phillips of Naperville and Vicki L. Bristol of Henderson, Nevada; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a brother, Richard Avery of Killeen, Texas; a sister, Rosalie Hand of Vienna; sisters-in-law, Mary Lou Avery of Vienna and the former Carol (nee Skinner) White of Buncombe.

In addition to her parents and husband, Carmen was preceded in death by an infant grandson, Corey Wayland Bristol; two brothers, James Avery and Danny Joe Avery; and her father-in-law and mother-in-law, Brose and Elsie Phillips, who formerly resided in Harrisburg.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in Bailey Funeral Home in Vienna. Burial will be in Vienna Fraternal Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at Bailey Funeral Home in Vienna.

Donations are preferred to First Baptist Church Food Pantry, P.O. Box 727, Vienna, IL 62995.

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