Frances "Polly" Phillips

Visitation at Funeral Home

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wednesday, September 19, 2018
Smith & Buckner Funeral Home
230 North Second Avenue
Siler City, North Carolina, United States


2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Thursday, September 20, 2018
Rives Chapel Baptist Church
4338 Rives Chapel Church Road
Siler City, North Carolina, United States

Final Resting Place

Rives Chapel Baptist Church Cemetery
4258 Rives Chapel Rd.
Siler City, North Carolina, United States

Obituary of Frances "Polly" Phillips

Frances "Polly" Hargrove Phillips, 88, of Siler City went to her heavenly home on Sunday, September 16, 2018.

Mrs. Phillips was a native of Chatham County and was born April 5, 1930, the daughter of Barney Ross and Lillie Blanche Buckner Hargrove.

Mrs. Phillips was a member of Rives Chapel Baptist Church, Joy of the Morning Sunday School Class, Gideon Auxiliary for wives, and a former Sunday School teacher. She was a self-employed cattle and chicken farmer working with her husband. She was better known as the Queen of the Valley View Farm.

Polly was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Rolfe R. Phillips; son, Rolfe Lee Phillips; grandson, Terry Phillips, and 6 siblings.

She is survived by daughters: Elaine Phillips Dixon and husband, Winford and Gloria Phillips Josey and husband, Wayne; son, Robert Van Phillips and wife, Linda; sisters, Peggy Moody and husband Bill, and Nancy Wilkie; 8 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren; daughter-in-law; Sandra Phillips.

The family will receive friends Wednesday, September 19, 2018 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, 230 North Second Avenue, Siler City and other times at the family home. The funeral will be at 2:00 PM, Thursday, September 20, 2018 at Rives Chapel Baptist Church, 4338 Rives Chapel Church Road, Siler City with Dr. Tripp Foltz officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be made to The Gideons International at The Gideons International Processing Center, PO Box 97251, Washington, DC 20090-7251, or to Rives Chapel Baptist Church, 4338 Rives Chapel Church Road, Siler City, NC 27344.

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Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the family.

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