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Cindy Phillips Rhea, 73
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McMinnville resident and Warren County native Cindy Phillips Rhea, 73, was born July 28, 1945 and died April 22 at St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital in Murfreesboro following an extended illness.

A homemaker and a member of Westwood Church of Christ, she was the daughter of the late Norman Doyle and Betty Jo Henegar Phillips, Sr. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by grandparents, Bernard and Sally Henegar and Fred and Anice Phillips.

She is survived by two daughters and son-in-law, Teri Rhea Pennington of McMinnville and Lori and Lee Martin of Murfreesboro; five grandchildren, Hannah Craig and husband Luther of Smyrna, Blake Pennington of McMinnville, Hallie Jo Pennington of McMinnville, Jared Martin of Murfreesboro, and Ansley Martin of Murfreesboro; sister and brother-in-law Norma Jo and Neal Cox of McMinnville; brother Norman Doyle Phillips Jr. and wife Tamera of North Carolina; aunt Ann Love and husband Wayne of McMinnville; several nieces, nephews and cousins, and a wealth of close friends and extended family.

Funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, April 25, at High’s Chapel with Jack Smith Jr. and Alan Smith officiating. Burial will follow at Mt. View Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 3 to 8 p.m., and from 10 a.m. until the time of service Thursday at High’s.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Ronald McDonald House & Charities of Nashville, or to Providence Christian Academy, 410 Dejarnette Lane, Murfreesboro, TN 37130. Online condolences may be made at

High Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Southern Standard

(McMinnville, Tenn.) April 24, 2019