Daniel T. Phillips

Published 10:56 am Thursday, March 22, 2018

MURFREESBORO, NC – Daniel Thomas Phillips, 75, died Monday, March 19, 2018 at Vidant Inpatient Hospice in Greenville. He had been preceded in death by a daughter, Mary Margaret Phillips; parents, George Dewey Phillips, Sr. and Margaret Vaughan Phillips; sister, Billy Bullard; brother, Jack Phillips; and twin brother, Don Phillips.

A graduate of Conway High School, Dan attended Chowan College in Murfreesboro and was, later, to


marry, settle in Murfreesboro, and establish a home.  He retired from the North Carolina Department of Transportation; served for six years in the North Carolina National Guard; and was a partner in Phillips Drainage Company in Murfreesboro.

He became active in the organizations and activities of Murfreesboro and Hertford County, becoming Chairman of the Hertford County Republican Party for many years and having memberships that included the American George Lodge in Murfreesboro. He served several terms on the Murfreesboro Historical Commission and with his love of history he enjoyed the restoration of several of the old buildings in town. He loved being apart of Civil War reenactments and even helped prepare for the docking of the ship, Elizabeth II when in came to our area. He was a very patriotic man who truly loved America.

His survivors include his wife of 49 years, Garnet Williams Phillips of their home in Murfreesboro; daughter, Rebecca Phillips Bateholts and husband, David, of Goldsboro; three grandchildren, Heaven Phillips, Harley Bateholts, and David Bateholts, Jr.; brother, Dewey Phillips, Jr. (Elizabeth) of Murfreesboro; and sister, Linda Laganas of Rich Square.

The family will be receiving friends at Bridgers Funeral Home, Inc. in Conway on Thursday, March 22, 2018 at 10 a.m. and Daniel Thomas’s graveside service will follow at 11:00 a.m. in the Town of Conway Cemetery.

The family has requested that anyone wishing to share a memorial gift, please do so to the American Cancer Society in care of A C S McConnell – RAAB  Hope Lodge, 930 A Wellness Drive, Greenville, NC  27834.

Bridgers Funeral Home, Inc. in Conway is in charge of arrangements.