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July 2, 2024

Margaret Pullen Phillips, age 87, of Covington, died Tuesday, July 2, 2024 at her residence.

Ms. Phillips was born March 4, 1937, in Covington to her parents, the late Lewis Raymond Pullen, Melvina Carter Pullen and her husband, Eugene O. Phillips.

She was the Commissioner of Revenue for Covington for a number of years and a member of Temple Baptist Church where she served on the choir and was a Sunday school teacher. Ms. Phillips was a member of B.P.W. of Covington.

Surviving are two daughters, Debra Buckner, and her husband Darin, Sr. of Covington and Denise Ortiz of Lake City, Florida; five grandchildren, Darin Buckner, Jr., and his fiancé McKenzie Allgood, Lindsey Mancini, and her husband Kenneth, Elizabeth Gerlach, and her husband Tim, Carrie Davis, and her fiancé, Gabrial Alejandro Enjamio and Carlos Ortiz; one great-grandchild, Kennedy Gerlach; and her caregivers Wanda “Sis” Fridley and Meg Hicks.

A funeral service will be held on Sunday, July 7, 2024, at 2:00PM in the chapel of Arritt Funeral Home.

The family will receive friends prior to the service from 1:00-2:00PM.

Arritt Funeral have been entrusted to handle Ms. Phillip's arrangements.

Interment will be held at Alleghany Memorial Park.

Memorial contributions may be made in Margaret Phillips name to Temple Baptist Church, 300 Stratton St. Street, Covington, VA 24426 or to the Alleghany Humane Society, 9313 Rich Patch Road, Covington, VA 24426.

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Arritt Funeral Home

July 7, 2024 at 5:00:00 PM

1102 South Highland Avenue, Covington, VA, USA


Arritt Funeral Home

July 7, 2024 at 6:00:00 PM

1102 South Highland Avenue, Covington, VA, USA

Final Resting Place: 

Alleghany Memorial Park

7008 Winterbury Avenue Northeast, Clifton Forge, VA, USA



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