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Mrs. Evelyn Hiett, age 88 of the Tanglewood community, died at 4:00 a.m., Monday morning, September 29, 2014 at the Quality Care Center in Lebanon following a period of declining health.
Services were conducted Wednesday afternoon from the Carthage Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home with her pastor, Eld. Junior Dickerson, officiating.  Interment followed the 1:00 p.m. service in the Ridgewood Cemetery.
Born Johnye Evelyn McKinney in the Rock City community on September 19, 1926, she was one of nine children of the late Tom McKinney, who died January 19, 1981 at the age of 84, and Ona Mahalia Hunt McKinney, who died March 6, 1994 at the age of 94.  Siblings preceding her in death were Dan, Alvin, Millard, Jimmy and Clyde McKinney.
On November 20, 1943, she was united in marriage to Jack Hiett, who would precede her in death on January 6, 1990 at the age of 65.  Mrs. Hiett was also preceded in death by two sons-in-law: Paul G. Hackett, who died April 1, 1977 at the age of 34, and J.C. Doggett, who died September 21, 2014 at the age of 84.
Mrs. Hiett was a member of the Class of 1945 at Smith County High School.  She had worked as a nurse at the Smith County Memorial Hospital after graduating from LPN school in 1976.
She had been a member of the Plunketts Creek Missionary Baptist Church since August of 1938.
Surviving are three daughters: Jeannette Doggett, of Tanglewood, Janice Eddlemon & husband, Larry, of Turkey Creek, Pam Davis & husband, Lee, of Riddleton; two sons: Jackie Hiett & wife, Priscilla, of Shelbyville, Richard Hiett & wife, Jean, of South Carthage;  sisters: Frances Ballinger, of Watervale, Lily Brooks & husband, Bobby, of Carmel, IN, Mary Crowe, of Clearwater, FL; 11 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren.
The family requested memorials to the Plunketts Creek Missionary Baptist Church Building Fund. SANDERSON of CARTHAGE

Mr. John Oliver Phillips
was born on August 2, 1922 in Arlington, Georgia to the late Idus Phillips and Mae Scott Phillips. He was one of seven siblings born to this union. As a young man he went to serve this great nation during World War II. He served in Normandy and Central Europe. During his service he was awarded the Bronze Star for heroic or meritorious achievement.
After returning he married Frances Smith. They raised two daughters and one son. They had a sweet life together and loved each unconditionally, until Frances passed away in 1958.
Besides his wife and parents, John was preceded in death by his son, Ronald John Phillips, and sisters, Ida Mae Lewis, Sarah Taylor, and Annie Pearl Lenis.
John was an outdoorsman who loved hunting and fishing. His favorite thing to do was playing golf. He was an avid golfer and played anytime he got a chance. He also loved to travel. Above all else, John loved his family.
He was a member of the Holy Family Catholic Church in Lafayette.
On Thursday, September 18, 2014 at the age of 92, John left this world for his true home. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him.
Funeral services for Mr. John Oliver Phillips were conducted Monday, September 22nd, 2014 at 1 PM from the Alexander Funeral Home Chapel with Father Vic Subb officiating. Interment was conducted at the Dade Cemetery in Miami, FL on Thursday, September 25th, at 12 noon.
John is survived by; daughters, Diane (Jim) Foltz and Sandy Hawkins, granddaughter, Christina (Luis) Carmona, sisters, Hazel Toole, Betty (Norman) Humphries, and Emma Waycaser, and four great-grandchildren also survive.
Alexander Funeral Home, Directors, in charge of arrangements. (615)666-2189 or www.alexanderfh.com
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