Mary Tucker Phillips, 92, departed this life on Thursday, Aug. 1. She was born Oct. 23, 1920, in Gurdon, to Robert and Irene Tucker. She grew up in Gurdon and in 1943 married Harold Phillips. They raised their children in North Little Rock.
After moving to Benton, she belonged to First United Methodist Church, the Dorcas Sisters Sunday School Class and the senior group, Don't Mention Age. She was member of Provincia de La Sal Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution.
She loved gardening, oil painting, "antiquing," her grandchildren, her many beloved pets, and drinking coffee with her friends. Everyone who knew Mary loved her.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Harold Phillips Sr.; a son, Harold Phillips Jr.; a son-in-law, William Hough; and a brother, Robert Tucker.She is survived by her children, Mary Nell and Greg Thomas of Benton and Charlotte Hough of Woodbine, Ga.; her grandchildren, Chris Thomas (Megan), Sara Deeter (TJ) of Little Rock, Darren Hough (Kristin) of Atlanta, Ga., and Kevin Hough (Rachel) of Alpharetta, Ga.; and great-grandchildren, Grayson and Bekah Thomas and Erik Hough.
Funeral service is scheduled for 1 p.m. Tuesday at Ashby Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be at Pinecrest Memorial Park.
Visitation will take place from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday preceding the service.
Memorials may be made to the Methodist Children's Home in Little Rock or First United Methodist Church, 200 N. Market St., Benton.
Online guest book: www.ashbyfuneralhome.com .