David Gene Phillips (4-1-11) services 4-3-11



David Gene Phillips

David Gene Phillips was born in Hardin County on Nov. 1, 1940, the son of the late Ray Allison and Gladys Holt Phillips.

On Jan. 29, 1964, he was united in marriage to Maxine Copeland, who survives.

Mr. Phillips was the co owner and operator of Maxine’s House of Music in Savannah. He also had worked for the Hardin County School System. Mr. Phillips graduated from Bethel College in McKenzie, Tennessee. He attended New Harmony Baptist Church in Savannah. Mr. Phillips was very active in church and the community and everything else he could help with.

He departed this life on Friday, April 1, in Savannah, at the age of 70 years and 5 months.

In addition to his wife, Maxine of Savannah, he is survived by three daughters, Paivi Niemi Toubirin and her husband Jean-Christive of Paris, France, Tanja Wolf Wengerik and her husband Joheim of Munich, Germany and Onintza Aguirre Amundarain and her husband Inigo of San Sabastian, Spain; five grandchildren, Aimar, Eider, Lily, Nina and Cloe; two sisters, Nettye Lou Beck and her husband Bruce of Savannah and Helen Joyce Brown and her husband Dr. James Brown of Ripley, Miss.; one brother, Roy Marvin Phillips and his wife Margaret of Clifton.

Services were held on Sunday, April 3, at 3 p.m., at New Harmony Baptist Church in Savannah with Rev. Randy Isbell officiating. Burial was in the New Harmony Baptist Church Cemetery at Savannah.