Phillips, Bertha Adith

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Bertha Adith Phillips, 94, of Radford, Va., died Sunday morning, January 2, 2011, at her home. She was born in Pulaski County December 5, 1916, to the late H. J. Phillips and Ida Vivian Cox Phillips.

She worked for Burlington Mills for over 40 years. She was devoted to her family. At the age of 17 she helped her mother care for her five younger siblings. As soon as she turned 18 she got a job and helped support the family. She was known for her determination and perseverance. She enjoyed cooking and gardening.

She is preceded in death by three brothers, Fred, Ulysses, and Max Phillips; and sisters, Jesse P. Feather Taylor, Virgie Beatrice Phillips and Zola P. Lancaster. She is survived by her sister, Bernice Phillips, of Radford; nieces, Elizabeth (Beth) C. Lancaster, of Snowville and Connie Phillips Bennett and husband, Ron, of Candler, N.C.; nephews, Jonathan Phillip Lancaster, of Snowville, Sam Feather and wife, Gale, of Blue Ridge, and Dr. David Phillips and wife, Carol, of Independence, Mo.; four special great-nieces, Cynthia Pierce, of Dunwoody, Ga., Debbie Rush, of Conyers, Ga., and Kathy Mudd and Jenny Murphy, both of Monticello, Ga.; and brother-in-law, Lowell Lancaster, of Dublin.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, January 6, 2011, at Mullins Funeral Home in Radford, with Dr. Hal Adams officiating. Interment will follow in the Phillips Family Cemetery in Pulaski County. The family will receive friends from 12 noon until 2 p.m. Thursday prior to the service at the funeral home.

The Phillips family is in the care of Mullins Funeral Home in Radford.