Cairs Marvin “Pink” Phillips

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Cairs Marvin “Pink” Phillips

Yancey County, North Carolina, USA
Death 24 Sep 1956 (aged 70)
Oteen, Buncombe County, North Carolina, USA
Burial Bryson City, Swain County, North Carolina, USA
Memorial ID 30085940 · View Source
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Pink, as he was commonly referred, was the son of George Washington Phillips and Mary Elizabeth Hughes.

Pink enlisted in the US Navy, along with three of his siblings in Jun 1916. He was Honorably discharged from the Navy on physical disability prior to receiving his WWI Army Draft Registration Card on 12 Sep 1918 in Swain County.

He was married on 17 Mar 1924 to Ella Lucinda {Barker} Cochran, the widow of John Worth Cochran, in Swain County. Their marriage was performed by: M.F. Brendle, Baptist Minister at M.F. Brendle's house on Alarka. Millard Brendle, Mrs. M.J. Brendle, witnesses.

Three children would be born to this union:
1.) Elizabeth
2.) Paul
3.) Lois

After the death of Ella, Pink was married on 19 Apr 1944 in Rabun County, Georgia to Rosa M {Parker} Stephens-Barker, the widow of Warren Lawrence Barker. Their marriage was performed by: Frank Godfrey, Justice of the Peace. Frank Smith, witness. No children would be born to this union.

Pink would die at the Veterans Hospital in Oteen as the result of prostate cancer and heart disease.

He was 70-years of age.

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  • Maintained by: Trails of History
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  • Added: 26 Sep 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 30085940
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Cairs Marvin “Pink” Phillips (11 Oct 1885–24 Sep 1956), Find A Grave Memorial no. 30085940, citing Brendle Hill Cemetery, Bryson City, Swain County, North Carolina, USA ; Maintained by Trails of History (contributor 47272808) .