Ernest E. Phillips

Ernest E. Phillips, 78, of Marietta, passed away at 8:07 a.m. on Thursday (Feb. 20, 2014) at Marietta Memorial Hospital. He was born on July 3, 1935, in Jackson County, W.Va., to Homer and Ona Bice Phillips. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and had been employed at Fenton Art Glass Company for 30 years. He was a member of Williamstown Church of God.

On Oct. 22, 1977, he married Mary Flowers who survives with three sons and one daughter: Lee, Donny, Max, Rebecca Lassiter, 10 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, four brothers and two sisters.

Funeral services will be held on Monday (Feb. 24) at 3 p.m. at Williamstown Church of God with Rev. Ron Blevins officiating. Friends may call at McClure-Schafer-Lankford Funeral Home on Sunday after 3 p.m. and at the church Monday after 2 p.m. Messages of sympathy may be sent at

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions to the funeral home to assist the family with funeral expenses.