E. Lavilla “Billie” Phillips

December 14, 1929 ‒ November 19, 2006

Fredericktown, Ohio

E. Lavilla “Billie” Phillips, age 76, of Sparta Road, Fredericktown, passed away Sunday November 19, 2006 at the Knox Community Hospital in Mount Vernon. Billie was born December 14, 1929 in Ankenytown to Walter and Minnie Wells Hawkins and had spent her lifetime in the Fredericktown community. She married Howard Phillips on June 6, 1948 at the Danville United Methodist Church with Rev. Glenn Lockert officiating. Together Billie and Howard operated their family dairy farm near Fredericktown. Billie had been employed at the former Fink’s Drug Store in Fredericktown where she was known to make the best milkshake in town. She also had been employed at Gregg Manufacturing in Fredericktown. Billie served as a 4H advisor for many years and was an active member of the Green Valley United Methodist Church.

She is survived by her husband Howard, her son Scott Phillips of Fredericktown; her daughter Karen (Philip) Davis of Leesburg, Ohio; five grandchildren Jason (Tara) Davis of Hillsboro, Brenda Davis of Pickerington, Chris (Kerry) Phillips of Fredericktown, Eryn (Sam) Fawcett of Chicago and Brady (Erica) Phillips of Powell; four great grandchildren Lucas Phillips, Kaley Davis, Andrew Davis and Allison Davis; her brother Paul (Peggy) Wells of Fredericktown and two sisters Dorothy Wiggins of Fredericktown and Thelma Ridenour of Newark. Besides her parents she was preceded in death by a grandson Brian Davis and three brothers Luther Wells, Carl Wells and Francis “Butch” Hawkins.

Friends may call Tuesday from 5 PM to 8 PM at the Snyder Funeral Home in Fredericktown where funeral services will be Wednesday at 11 AM with Rev. Sam Troyer officiating. Burial will follow at Forest Cemetery in Fredericktown.

Memorial contributions can be made to the American Heart Association, PO Box 16359, Columbus, Ohio 43216,

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