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Donna Jean Phillips, 79

Passed Away: 12/03/2012

Donna Jean Phillips, age 79 of Gainesville, passed away on Monday, December 3, 2012 at her residence following an extended illness.

Funeral services are scheduled for Wednesday, December 5, 2012 at 11:00 am in the Chapel of Memorial Park Funeral Home with interment to follow in Alta Vista Cemetery. Major Robert Hopper and Reverend James Kanaday and Reverend Gary Huff will officiate. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, December 4, 2012 from 6 – 9 pm at the funeral home.

Mrs. Phillips was born February 23, 1933 in Elkhart, Indiana to the late Porter Metzger and Janice Redmond Metzger. She was a homemaker and a member of Salvation Army Church. Donna was a volunteer for over 30 years for the Salvation Army and was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Lawrence Phillips, her sons, Clay Phillips and Leslie Phillips and her brothers, Kenny Metzger and Bud Chupp.

Mrs. Phillips is survived by her daughter & son-in-law, Janice & Jim Brackett of Gainesville, daughter, Jackie Phillips of Gainesville, sons & daughters-in-law, Larry & Nancy Phillips of Gainesville and Wade & Laura Phillips of Gainesville, daughter-in-law, Alice Phillips, 11 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, special niece, Linda Smith, sisters, Louise Dovel of Gainesville and Mary Lamphier of Sarasota, Florida, brothers, Jay Chupp of Sarasota, Florida, Daniel (Audrey) Metzger of Elkhart, Indiana, Bobby Chupp of Elkhart, Indiana and Rex Chupp of Indiana, sisters-in-law, Marsha Chupp of Indiana and Faye Phillips of Blairsville, brothers-in-law & sisters-in-law, Marcus & Retha Phillips of Alabama and Alvin & Mildred Phillips of Gainesville, special caregiver, Helen Haynes, special Hospice Nurse, Mary Elizabeth Severs and The Gold Team.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of “Donna J. Phillips” to Hospice of Northeast Georgia, 2150 Limestone Parkway, Suite 222, Gainesville, GA 30501, Meals on Wheels, 430 Prior Street, SE, Gainesville, GA 30501 or The Salvation Army, 711 Dorsey Street, Gainesville, GA 30501.

Memorial Park Funeral Home, 2030 Memorial Park Road, Gainesville, GA 30504 is in charge of arrangements.

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