Helen "Lucille" Simpson Phillips
January 22, 1920 - December 2, 2015
Cave Springs, Arkansas
Helen “Lucille” Simpson Phillips, 95, of Cave Springs,
AR passed away December 2, 2015 at Circle of Life in
Springdale, AR.  She was born January 22, 1920 in Cave
Springs to Roy and Norma Ford Simpson.  She was raised
in the Cave Springs area where she attended school at
Evening Star, Liberty Bell and Cave Springs schools.  
She met and married Fred Macon Phillips in 1940.  In
1959, Fred and Lucille relocated to Alta Loma, CA.  
While raising four children, she worked a variety of jobs
including the chicken plant in Bentonville, food service
for Bentonville School District, manager of an area hotel
in MO, picking fruit in CA and Washington; raising
chickens, with her favorite being many years as a nurse’s
aide in CA.
Lucille and Fred returned to AR in 1978 to enjoy their
retirement years, although Lucille never really retired.   
She stayed busy with her large vegetable and flower
gardens, crocheting and quilting many works of art.  She
was an avid reader and enjoyed watching the Razorbacks
and PGA golf, spending time with family and friends and
especially enjoyed time with her grandchildren.  
Lucille was a Christian and a member of the Church of
Christ in Cave Springs.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Fred Phillips;
son, Gary Phillips; brother, Bobby Simpson; sister, Emma
Jean Marchant; son-in-law, Howard Sands and grandson,
Wayne Sands.
Survivors include one daughter, Marlene Sands of Cave
Springs; 2 sons, Larry G. Phillips (Rosalinda) of Chino,
CA and Bruce Phillips (Linda) of Sacramento, CA; 8
grandchildren, Rick Sands of Ponca City, OK, Lena
Lewis (Danny) of Bentonville, AR, Dale Sands (Danna)
of Rogers, AR, Larry Phillips, Jr (Kylie),  Shawn Phillips
(Danielle) of Chino, CA, Melissa Phillips of San
Francisco, CA, Rebecca Phillips and Taylor Phillips of
Sacramento, CA; 13 great grandchildren, Derek Sands,
Christie Knisley (Mark),  Jeremy Cavness (Abby),  
Shontelle Hicks (Dustin), Ryan Sands, Kyle Sands
(Rasha),  Keagan Sands (Ashley), Kinae Gibson (Shaun),
Colby Sands, Chase Phillips, Rudy Phillips, Aiden
Phillips, Kamdin Phillips; 15 great-great grandchildren,
Macy, Taylor, Suttyn, Cully, Kaius, Ellie, Griffin, Peyton,
Beckham, Maddison, Raky, Kaylex, Ziggy, Amilia and
Landon; brother, Melvin Simpson (Norma) of Rogers,
AR and many nieces, nephews and friends.
Funeral services will be at 10:00AM Saturday, December
5th, 2015 at the Cave Springs Church of Christ with
Travis Harbin and Roger Autrey officiating.  Burial will
follow at Phillips Cemetery in Cave Springs.  Lucille’s  
grandchildren and great- grandchildren will serve as
pallbearers.  There will be a gathering for a time of
fellowship at the church following the burial.
Visitation will be from 9:00 AM until service time.
Memorials may be made in memory of Lucille Phillips to
Phillips Cemetery, 478 Shores Ave, Cave Springs, AR
Arrangements have been entrusted to Stockdale-Moody
Funeral Services of Rogers.  Words of comfort or
memories may be shared at stockdalefuneral.com
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