(AUTELL, Ga.) A graveside service for Betty Jean Farlow Phillips, 85, of Austell, Ga., formerly of Cleburne County, will be Thursday, April 22, 2021, at 1 p.m. at Macedonia Baptist Church Cemetery in Cleburne County with the Rev. Kris Henderson officiating.
The family will receive friends at Macedonia Baptist Church from noon to 1 p.m. before graveside services begin.
Mrs. Phillips transitioned to her heavenly home on Sunday, April 18, at Presbyterian Village in Austell, Ga.
A Cleburne County native, Mrs. Phillips was born May 24, 1935, the daughter of Tom F. and Evie Richardson Farlow. She graduated from Ranburne High School in 1953. After graduation, Mrs. Phillips worked at Sears in Atlanta and Charleston, S.C., for more than 30 years before retiring. After retiring, she enjoyed gardening and caring for her flowers. Mrs. Phillips was a former member of Macedonia Baptist Church in Ranburne; however, while a resident at Presbyterian Village, she worshipped on Sunday with the congregation there. She cared for and helped with other family members until a stroke caused her own disablement.
Survivors include her two sisters, Geraldine Graham (Kenneth) of Marietta, Ga., and Virginia Mayfield (Jerry) of Dallas, Ga., and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; son, Lance Phillips; sisters, Essie Cole, Eva Cole, Myrtle Bradbary and Myrtice Potter; and brother, Earl Farlow.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Presbyterian Homes of Georgia, P.O. Box 926, Quitman, GA 31643. Online condolences may be expressed at www.quattlebaumfuneralhome.com.
Quattlebaum Funeral Home, Roanoke.