The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


March 19, 2013

Obituaries — Tuesday, March 19, 2013


Pearl Brooks Phillips

PINEVILLE — Pearl Brooks Phillips, 87, passed away Saturday, March 16, 2013, at The Seasons Assisted Living Center in Lewisburg.

Born March 30, 1925, at Asco in McDowell County, W.Va., Pearl was the daughter of the late Bill and Margaret Rose Brooks.

Mrs. Phillips enjoyed gardening, crocheting, knitting, sewing, and watching birds on the home place. Her constant companions were her three cats: Prissy, Paddy and Fannie. She worked for several years at Etta Allen’s Restaurant and she retired from Holloway Drug Store. She attended Rock Castle Baptist Church.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by the love of her life, husband, Paul W. Phillips Sr. and siblings: Greever Brooks, Dutch Brooks, Howard Brooks, Virgie Bailey, Edith Lester, Gladys Ellison, Walter Brooks, Buddy Brooks, and a grandson, Anthony Dixon.

Those left to cherish her memory are her children, Paula Dowdy and husband, Ben of Lewisburg, Ron Phillips and wife, Linda of Pineville, Philip Phillips and wife, Sherry of Princeton, Wilhelmina Dixon and husband, Ballard of Oceana, and Paul Phillips Jr. and wife, Deanza of King, NC; 10 grandchildren: Abbie Shrewsbury Franks and husband, Dan, Travis Shrewsbury, Ballard Dixon, Jr., Amy Dixon Daniels and husband, Ron, Amanda Phillips Wood and husband, Jason, Philip Phillips, Jr. and wife, Seabrook, Kate Phillips Black and husband, Adam, John Phillips, Justin Phillips, Wiley Phillips; 9 great-grandchildren: Samantha Franks, Dakota Dixon, Whitney Dixon, Logan and Dylan Daniels, Aidan and Isaac Wood, Addison Phillips, and Jackson Black; and sisters: Lou Fuller of New Richmond and Mary Brooks of Pineville.

Funeral Services will be 11 a.m., Wednesday, March 20, 2013, at Rock Castle Baptist Church, with the Revs. Sam Francis and Evan Arkell officiating. Burial will follow at Phillips Family Cemetery, Windom Road. The family will receive friends 6 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, March 19, 2013, at Calfee Funeral Service, Pineville.

An online guestbook and additional information may be found at

Calfee Funeral and Cremation Service of Pineville is serving the Phillips family.

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