Phillips, Delilah Gay

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Delilah Gay Phillips, 98, formerly of Indian Valley and Floyd, passed away Friday, May 7, 2010 at Montgomery Regional Hospital. She was born June 18, 1911, the fourth of five daughters born to the late Elkanah and Ruth Phillips of Indian Valley.

A farm girl who became a farmer’s wife, she was a jack-of-all trades, both in the home and out on the farm, but was best known later in life for her delicious home cooking and her beautiful hand quilting.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jett S. Phillips, her sons, Clarence E. Phillips and M. Glenn Phillips, an infant grandson, Alvin G. Phillips, and her sisters, Edna Quesenberry, Ocie Hollandsworth, Hattie Hollandsworth, and Lala Spence. She is survived by five granddaughters, Debra McAlexander and husband, Don, Floyd; Donna Phillips and friend, Clifford Shirah, Snowville; Sharon Phillips and friend, Tim Allen, Mount Juliet, Tenn.; Connie Phillips, Radford; Pamela Phillips and husband, Steve Hensley, Castleton, Va.; five great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Monday May 10, 2010 at Maberry Funeral Home Chapel, with burial in the Captain George Quesenberry Cemetery, Indian Valley, with the Rev. Josh Kilbourne officiating. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home on Sunday, May 9, 2010.

Delilah loved flowers, and they are welcomed, or you may donate to the Captain George Quesenberry Cemetery Fund, c/o Vera Hall, 2128 Macks Mts. Rd. NW, Indian Valley, VA 24105, or to the Floyd County Rescue Squad, PO box 257, Floyd, VA 24091. Arrangements by Maberry Funeral Home, Floyd.

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