LINDA GAIL PHILLIPS, 80, Straight Mountain community, passed away Dec. 3, 2018, of natural causes at her home. She was born in Blount County on Oct. 20, 1938, and lived in Blount County most of her life. She is predeceased by parents Jim Logan and Mable Posey Logan, husband Edward A. Phillips, daughter Carolyn, son Carlton Lee, sisters Nell Tankersley, Lorene Heath, and Lydia Bushard, and brothers J.P. Logan, and Tracy Logan.
Linda Gail attended church at Straight Mountain Baptist Church. During the 1970s, she worked as an office manager for the family business, Central Mine and Quarry Supply. She was involved in the Appalachian PTA and Booster Club. She was a member of the Blount County Cattle Women’s Association, Alabama Cowbells, and Alabama Shorthorn Association. Linda Gail was the true definition of a homemaker. She worked tirelessly to provide for her family using many skills at which she excelled. She grew and preserved vegetables each year and was a wonderful cook and a well-known baker on the mountain with a pound cake that won many blue ribbons at the county fair. She made, mended, and altered clothes for her family and friends. Linda Gail happily opened her home on many occasions to host family and friends. She was a very talented woman and enjoyed drawing, painting, and wood carving. She delighted in sharing and teaching her talents and passed along many skills and a great deal of knowledge to the next generation.
Linda Gail is survived by son Eddie (Krista) Phillips; granddaughters Amie (Rowdy) Evatt, Melanie (Josh) Owens, Tara (Daniel) Parkins, and Beth (Chase) McGill; great-grandchildren Ashley Nolen, Cailtlyn Evatt, Madison Akers, Layla Owens, Gracelyn Parkins, Eden Parkins, Isaiah Parkins, Everly McGill, and newest great-granddaughter to be born in April; and a host of other relatives.
Robert Wamble officiated the celebration of Linda Gail Phillips’ life on Dec. 6 at Straight Mountain Baptist Church. The eulogy was delivered by Alvin Turner. Granddaughter Tara Parkins shared Linda Gail’s testimony of personal salvation and son Eddie Phillips shared words in her memory. Interment was in Antioch Cemetery with nephews Joe Phillips, Russell Phillips, George Phillips, Donnie Lacks, Chuck Lacks, and Mark Lacks serving as pallbearers.
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