Melva May Phillips

Published 2:01 pm Saturday, May 29, 2010

Melva May Phillips

   Mrs. Melva May Phillips age 91 of Port Arthur, TX. Formerly of Blairsville, Ga. passed away on Wednesday May 26, 2010 in St. Mary Hospital in Port Arthur, TX., following a brief illness. Mrs. Phillips was born on June 30, 1918 in Murray, Ky., the daughter of the late John W. Miles and the late Fronie Adams Miles. Mrs. Phillips retired from the Carrier Corporation after many years of service as office manager. She was an avid lifelong gardener and an accomplished artist. She also enjoyed needle working, sewing and quilting. Melva was a loving mother, aunt, and grandmother. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Melanie Ann Phillips and a brother Joseph Miles. Mrs. Phillips was of the Baptist faith.

   Surviving Mrs. Phillips are one daughter Malinda Hawthrone of Port Arthur, TX. one nephew Kevin Miles, one niece Barbara Miles Covington, a sister- in-law Lorraine Miles all of Midland, TX., four grandchildren Alan Hawthrone of Port Arthur, TX., Kevin and wife Dora Hawthrone of Mt. Vernon, Ohio, Diane and husband Andy Scardino, Elaine and husband Jerry Tippitt all of Houston, TX. and three great grandchildren William Scardino, Jan and Christopher Hawthrone and two step great grandchildren Andrew Scardino and Zachary Tippitt.

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   Funeral services will be held on Wednesday June 2, 2010 at 1:00 pm from the Mountain View Chapel with Rev. Stacy Dyer officiating. The following gentlemen will serve as pallbearers, Kenneth West, Stephen Colwell, Kevin Hawthrone, Alan Hawthrone and Jerry Tippitt. Interment will follow in the Coosa United Methodist Church Cemetery. The family will meet with friends at the funeral home on Wednesday from 11:30 am-1:00 pm.

   Mountain View Funeral Home of Blairsville is in charge of the arrangements. You may sign the guest book and send condolences on line at:

   Local arrangements under the direction of Levingston Funeral Home in Groves.