Chester R. Phillips (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Retired from King Mill

NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. - Dr. Chester Phillips, 89, of Timothy Crossing Court in N. Augusta, SC, went to be with the Lord, Saturday, April 23, 2011, after serving as a minister of the gospel for over 40 years. Before moving to South Carolina, Dr. Phillips served long-term pastorates in North Carolina and Tennessee. He retired from pastoring churches in 1991. Dr. Phillips, a native of North Carolina, received his early education in Durham. He graduated from Bob Jones University in 1954. For 68 years, he was married to Dorothy Phillips, a former high school teacher. He was the father of three children - Cindy (deceased), Dean Phillips of Topsail Island, NC, and Kent Phillips of N. Augusta, SC.; seven grandchildren; and three great grandchildren. During World War II, he served two and a half years overseas in the European Theater as a medic in the Army Air Force. The family will receive friends from 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 26, at Sweetwater Baptist Church, 198 Sweetwater Road, N. Augusta, S.C. His funeral service will follow at 2:00 with Dr. Paul Noe officiating. He will be buried in the Sweetwater Baptist Cemetery. Dr. Phillips' six grandsons, Nick, Tyler, Zack, Logan, Chet, and Vince Phillips, will serve as pallbearers. Please visit the online register at Rowland Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Sign the guestbook at

The Augusta Chronicle-April 25, 2011