Millie Geneva Anders Phillips Baird, age 91, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, October 2, 2016, at Lafollette Medical Center in Lafollette, TN, with her family by her side. She was born August 5, 1925, in London, KY, to the late Benjamin Franklin Anders and Nancy Alice Tompkins Anders. She was a member of Hayes Creek Church of God.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by: her first husband, Orville Johnson, second husband Edbert Phillips, and third husband Walter Baird; sons: David Johnson, Hoyt Phillips, and Jack Phillips; daughter: Sue Hixson; son-in-law: Gordon Hixson; daughter-in-law: Bea Phillips; grandsons: Walter Eugene Johnson and Randall Phillips; brothers: Otis, Velmer, Elmer, Walter, Willie, and George Anders; sisters: Emma Couch, Gertie Gray, Iva Staggs, Juanita Huff, Martha Johnson, and Lizzie Weaver.
She is survived by her children: Paul Johnson, Diana Elmore and husband Pete, Shirley Elwartowski and husband Joseph, and Bud Phillips; daughter-in-law: Connie Phillips; special step-daughter: Sally Baird; 19 grandchildren: Debbie, Gregg, Caco, Angie, Gregg, Marty, Barry, Bryan, Geneva and friend Cassius, Nicole and friend Duane, Lucas, Michelle, April and husband Harvey, Cory and wife Samantha, Beth and husband Peyton, Roger, Ricky, Danny and wife Ashley, and Jessie and husband Cory; 21 great-grandchildren: Brianna, Michael, Amiyah, Ryan, Austin, Landon, Isaac, Andrew and wife Emily, Chris, Dilan, Rachel, Allie, Prailee, Makinlee, Carmi, Zackery, Emily, Jacy, Andrew, George, and Adyson; and many other nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
Special friends: Brad Kennedy, Dennis Jeffers, and Nick Botts with Buckeye Medical; Quality Home Health; and Oneida Rehab Facility’s nurses and therapists.
The family will receive friends for visitation on Wednesday, October 5, 2016, from 6:00 p.m. until time of funeral service at 8:00 p.m. in the chapel of West-Murley Funeral Home in Oneida, TN., with Bro. Jim West and Bro. Jeff Watson officiating. Music will be provided by Heartfelt and Charlie King and Cosetta Phillips. Graveside service will be Thursday, October 6, 2016, at 3:00 p.m. in the Sexton Cemetery in the Paint Rock Community.
Pall bearers will be Cory Elmore, Robert Baker, Danny Baker, Harvey Adkins, Peyton Carson, and Cory Frederick. Honorary pallbearers will be Andrew Adkins, Chris Adkins, and Dilan Adkins.
West-Murley Funeral Home is serving the family of Mrs. Millie Geneva Anders Phillips Baird.