The Newnan Times-Herald


Earl Lee Phillips

  • By Winston Skinner
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  • Aug. 30, 2017 - 5:03 PM

Earl Lee Phillips, 74, passed away Monday, August 28, 2017 at Piedmont Newnan Hospital surrounded by family. 

He was born June 2, 1943 to the late Clarence A. Phillips and Laura Lou Phillips. Along with his parents, Earl is preceded in death by his brother, Darrell Phillips. 

He is survived by his loving wife, Rosa Mae Phillips; children, Tonda Rose McCurdy (Mackey), Wendy Lea Bishop (Chris), April Michelle Smith; grandchildren, Ashley Bishop (Cowan), Jennifer Smith, Tyler Smith, Colby Smith, Lance McCurdy, Luke McCurdy, Joshua Bishop (Whitney), Sarah Prather (Justin), Laura Duncan (Caleb); great-grandchildren, Cash Bishop, Coleigh Bishop, Brent Janney, Grayson Janney; siblings, Russell Phillips (Patsy), Linda Brice, Brenda Franks; sister-in-law, Flora Ann Lowe; brother-in-law, Eddie Dean Strunk; mother-in-law, Louise McWhorter; and numerous nieces and nephews. All of Earl’s family were special to him, and each one of them will truly miss him.

The funeral service will be Thursday, August 31, 2017 at 2 p.m. in the Chapel of McKoon Funeral Home, 38 Jackson Street, in Newnan with Robert Lowe officiating. Burial will follow the service at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Newnan. The family will receive friends on Thursday from 12 noon until service time at the funeral home.

Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

McKoon Funeral Home & Crematory 770-253-4580