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Velma Stokes Phillips (1926 - 2014)

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Velma Stokes Phillips


Velma Colleen Stokes Belcher Phillips, 88, widow of Odell Phillips, died April 9, 2014 at Alpha Health and Rehab.

A native of Greenville County, daughter of the late Edmond E. and Susie Atkins Stokes, she was a retired employee of Tungsten Industries and a member of Piedmont Park Baptist Church.

Surviving are three daughters and sons-in-law, Vickie and Johnny Bruce of Greer, Kathy and Mike Pruitt of Travelers Rest, Billie Kae and Larry Hart of Taylors; a daughter-in-law, Debra Belcher of Greer; a sister, Brenda Burgin of Piedmont; seven grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Phillips was predeceased by a beloved son, Kenny Belcher, a brother, Jack Stokes, a sister, Barbara Kenney, and Mrs. Phillips longtime companion, Roy C. Putnam.

Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m. Saturday at The Wood Mortuary, conducted by Rev. Martin Atkins. Burial will follow in Mount Lebanon Baptist Church.

Visitation will be held 6:00-8:00 p.m. Friday at The Wood Mortuary.

The families are at their respective homes.

Memorials may be made to Piedmont Park Baptist Church, 801 Piedmont Park Road, Greenville, SC 29607.

The family would like to thank her sitters, Carole and Melissa and Alpha Health Care.

Online condolences may be made at

Published in The Greenville News on Apr. 11, 2014
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