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Bennie Bailey "Ben" Phillips, Sr
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Birth: May 19, 1923
Orangeburg County
South Carolina, USA
Death: Apr. 21, 2009
Ruffin
Colleton County
South Carolina, USA

Bennie Bailey Phillips, Sr., affectionately known as "Ben", of Ruffin, died April 21, 2009.

Born May 19, 1923 in Orangeburg County, for many years, he was employed with the Charleston Naval Shipyard before starting with the Savannah River Site. He then became a general contractor having worked for various construction companies before starting his own company which was named Phillips Construction.

He was a member of Saint Johns United Methodist Church in Ruffin, where he was formerly active in many aspects of the church's work. He was a member and Past Master of Bells Masonic Lodge No. 236, Ancient Free Masons, where he was recently presented with his sixty year pin. He was also thirty-second degree Scottish Rite.

Ben will be remembered for his love of working in the outdoors, being a Colleton County farmer and for his avid love of fishing the local creeks of Colleton County.

He was the husband of the late Helen Smyly Phillips and surviving are: his only son, Bennie Phillips, Jr. of Ruffin and a grandson, Jared Phillips of Ruffin. 
 
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 Parents:
  Paul Jacob Phillips (1878 - 1924)
  Corrie Ellen Bailey Phillips (1892 - 1950)
 
 Spouse:
  Helen Smyly Phillips (1924 - 1997)*
 
 Siblings:
  Joseph C. Phillips (1903 - 1980)**
  Ruby Phillips Hurst (1907 - 1987)**
  Alma Phillips (1909 - 1909)**
  Emma Phillips (1909 - 1909)**
  Maggie Lou Phillips Hutto (1914 - 1991)*
  Ruth Phillips Hutto (1917 - 1970)*
  Julia Bell Phillips Hutto (1919 - 1937)*
  Paul Jacob Phillips (1919 - 1974)*
  Mattie Phillips Brown (1921 - 2006)*
  Bennie Bailey Phillips (1923 - 2009)
  Pauline Phillips Sharpe (1925 - 2001)*
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Smyly Cemetery
Ruffin
Colleton County
South Carolina, USA
 
Created by: Just another taphophile
Record added: Apr 22, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 36203918
Bennie Bailey Ben Phillips, Sr
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"Mr. Ben", you are thought of and remembered today. May you rest in peace always.
- Just another taphophile
 Added: Apr. 22, 2009
 
 
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