James Russell Phillips, 54, passed away August 15, 2014, at his home.

Born December 1, 1959, he was preceded in death by his parents, James Glen and Betty Beatrice Wright Phillips; wife, Elsie Flich Phillips; grandparents, Elaree Phillips Yancey and Odell Phillips; daughter, Betty Nicole Phillips; and brother, Gary Glen Phillips.

He was of the Baptist faith.

He is survived by his children, William Russell Phillips, and Shawn Beaty; four grandchildren, brothers: Billy Craig (Cheryl) Phillips, Richard Lee (Marie) Phillips, and Edward Odell Phillips; sisters: Pamela Foster, Janet Bowling, and Glenna Mae Hampton; and many other relatives.

Funeral service was conducted August 19, in the chapel of Four Oaks Funeral Home-Oneida with Bro. James Dunn officiating. Music was provided by Kenny Newport and singers. Interment followed at Lewallen Cemetery with full military honors.

Arrangements by Four Oaks Funeral Home-Oneida.