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Aug. 8, 1949-July 26,2005

Retired U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Arthur Paul Phillips, 55, of 1009 S. Best St., died Tuesday at Kitty Askins Hospice Center.

He was a native of Arlington, Mass., where his mother, Rita Phillips, still resides. His father, Arthur Phillips, preceded him in death.

In addition to his mother, Mr. Phillips is survived by his wife, Sawai Phillips; one son, Ian Phillips of Raleigh; three daughters, Aree Fink of Jacksonville, N.C., Sunee Mixon of Pennsylvania and Brenda Cornell of Louisiana; one brother, Paul Phillips of Chattanooga, Tenn.; and eight grandchildren.

A memorial service, with full military honors, will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Shumate-Faulk Funeral Home.

The family will receive friends Friday from 6 until 8 p.m. at the funeral home, and other times at the residence.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be directed to the American Cancer Society, 930-B Wellness Drive, Greenville, N.C., 27834.

Published in Obituaries on July 28, 2005 1:53 PM