SMITH, Hilda Phillips, 89, a resident of Woodsfield Nursing and Rehab Center and formerly of Beallsville, died Tuesday, October 22, 2013, at the Center.
She was born February 17, 1924 in Powhatan Point, OH,, a daughter of the late Orville and Laura Hun Smith Phillips.
Hilda was a member of the Pleasant Grove Methodist Church until its closing and then became a member of the Jerusalem United Methodist Church. She was united in marriage to Clayton C. Smith on April 26, 1941.
Surviving are their five children, Laura (Thomas) Patterson of Roanoke, VA, James (Jeanette) Smith, Sheila (Roy) Wilson, Karen (James) Wheeler all of Jerusalem, and Deneice Brownfield of Columbus; 11 grandchildren, Wesley Patterson of Manitowoc, WI, Christina (Robert) Patterson Humphreys of Brandenburg, KY, Timothy Smith of The Woodlands, TX, Kevin Wilson of Jerusalem, Aubrey (Amanda) Patterson of Roanoke, VA, Jason (Amber) Smith of Wheeling, WV, Jaime (Jesse) Smith Jarrett of Marysville, Dustin (Jani) Wheeler of Jerusalem, Tyler (Megan) Brownfield of Laveen, AZ, Derek Wheeler of Cadiz, Trent Brownfield of Barnesville; nine great-grandchildren, Virginia Patterson, Alexandra Smith, Grace Humphreys, Marlee and Mila Smith, Julia and Jameson Jarrett, Emma Wheeler, and Addison Brownfield. Also surviving her are three sisters, Edna Ullman of Rittman, Catherine Glotfelty of Clarington, Wilma Jean Greer of Martins Ferry; five brothers, Carl "Tom" Phillips, Kenny Phillips, and Ray Phillips all of Powhatan, Point, Clarence "Jake" Phillips of Shadyside, and Gary Phillips of Bellaire.
In addition to her parents, Hilda was preceded in death by her husband, Clayton on September. 20, 1997; her step-mother, Dorothy Vanness Phillips; brothers Sedrick, Ralph, Virgil, Roger Lee, and Larry; a sister Violet Carpenter, and an infant brother.
Visitation will be held Friday from 4-8 p.m. at the Harper Funeral Home, Beallsville where funeral services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. Burial follows in Pleasant Grove Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Pleasant Grove Cemetery, c/o James Smith, 51809 Main Street, Jerusalem, OH 43747.
Online condolences may be offered at www.harperfh.net.