1933 – 2016
Dorothy Phillips Elliott died peacefully on Wednesday, Nov. 16 at Loris Rehab and Nursing Center in Loris after an extended illness. She was 83.
Mrs. Elliott was born on June 18, 1933 the sixth of eight children born to the late Everette Phillips, Sr. and the late Maggie Collins Phillips. She was predeceased by her husband, Clyde Morgan Elliott; five brothers, Everette Phillips, Jr. and wife Vera, L.R. Phillips, Hoyt Phillips and wife, Mary, Harvey Phillips, Carson Phillips who was killed in the Korean War, and two infant sisters; Lois and Josephine.
Mrs. Elliott was born and raised in the Oak Grove community of Horry County and continued to live there with her husband where they farmed together until his health failed. After her husband’s death, Mrs. Elliott worked at Arvin Meritor in Marion where she made many friends who loved her dearly.
Mrs. Elliott was a life-long member of Oak Grove Baptist Church where she enjoyed teaching Sunday school and singing in the choir. She served her Lord and His church faithfully as long as her health allowed. The life she lived was her testimony.
Mrs. Elliott leaves to cherish her memory her daughter, Connie Elliott Meares; her granddaughter, Kimberly Beth; great-grandchildren, Raven, Alex, Tiysan, Naszir Karsyn and Natalia Rae; one precious great-great-grandson, Jaxon. Also, many nieces and nephews who will remember “Aunt Dock” in many ways, but especially as a hardworking, Christian woman.
Funeral services for Mrs. Elliott was held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 19 at Hardwick Memorial Chapel with Pastor Jerry Phillips officiating. Committal services followed at Riverside Cemetery in Nichols.
The family requests that memorials in honor of Mrs. Elliott be made to the Fair Bluff Fire Department and Rescue Squad, Inc., PO Box 645, Fair Bluff, NC 28439 that was destroyed by hurricane Matthew.
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