Exine Imogene Phillips, 88 of Magazine, passed away on Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017. She was born on Oct. 29, 1928.

She was a member of the Magazine First Baptist Church and a founding and charter member of the Barnhill Cemetery Fund. She worked several years as a cook for the Magazine Schools and loved to sew, crochet, cook, bake, canning, quilting, gardening and taking care of her beautiful flowers. Exine loved children and always loved holding a baby in her arms.

She is preceded in death by her husband of over 60 years, Julius “Jude” Phillips; her parents, Jim and Audie (Benge) Grigsby; seven brothers and two sisters.

A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m., on Thursday, Sept. 28, at Magazine First Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Paint Rock Cemetery in Paris under the direction of Roller Funeral Home. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m., on Wednesday, Sept. 27, at Roller Funeral Home Chapel in Paris.

She is survived by two daughters, Judy Anderson of Charleston and Joanie Johnson of Benton; one son, Steve Phillips of Greenwood; eight grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be David Anderson, John Anderson, Brandon Johnson, Larry Smith, Eric Burkert, Clayton Wells and Dexter Pearcey.