Friday, December 4, 2009

R.A. Phillips

Born May 5, 1853, in Louisiana and died October 10, 1897. Moved to Arkansas at the age of 15. Was married to Dora Preston October 12, 1887. Professed faith in Christ in 1892 and was baptized into the faith of the first Baptist Church of Texarkana by W.A. Forbes. Moved to Red River near Richmond and bought a farm, also a lot in Richmond. He was one of the charter members of Piney Grove church; was elected clerk and lived a consistent Christian until death. He leaves a wife and four children, relatives and friends to mourn their loss. Realizing our loss is his eternal gain, we bow in submission to our Heavenly Father. In the loss of Bro. Phillips the church has lost a good member, his companion a loving husband, his children a devoted father to mourn thier loss. We extend to the bereaved companion and relatives our deepest sympathies.
Resolved, That a copy of these resolutions be spread on our church book and a copy be furnished to the Arkansas Baptist. Done in conference on Sunday October 17, 1897.
W.S. C. Gardner
H. G. Sanderson     Committee
J.W. Hubbard
Arkansas Baptist, October 27, 1897, page 15

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