Bernie Phillips000176-year-old Rinard resident, Bernie E. Phillips died at 3:50 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 28 at the Clay County Hospital in flora. He was a carpenter and former butcher for the A & P Grocery in Flora.

Survivors include his wife, Ann of Rinard; two daughters, Amy Phillips of Madison, WI and Mayola Phillips of Mt. Zion, IL; a son, Doug Phillips of Louisville, IL; step-children, Gary Laughlin of Piggot, AR, Ginger Monroe of Centennial, CO and Greg Laughlin of Goshen, IN; two sisters, Betty Walker of Mattoon and Joyce Carpenter of Lawson, MO; a brother, Earl Phillips of Flora; 5 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and 7 step-grandchildren.

Services for Bernie E. Phillips will be 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 2 at the Hosselton Funeral Home in Cisne with burial in Willow Branch Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 5 – 7 Wednesday evening, Jan. 1 at the Hosselton Funeral Home in Cisne.

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association and will be accepted at the Hosselton Funeral Home in Cisne.

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