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DAYTON — Elbert Ronald Phillips passed away at Life Care Center of Rhea County on Dec. 26, 2018. Ron was a longtime resident of Rhea County. He worked in construction and was of the Protestant faith. He was preceded in death by his parents, Melvina Reed and Raymond Phillips; and grandson, Eric Renner. He is survived by his children, Eddie (Jamie) Phillips, of MI, Diane (Ronnie) Walker, of Tallapoosa, Ga., Renee Fairclough of Soddy-Daisy, Tenn., and Cindy Lawrence, of Oak Ridge, Tenn.; sisters, Adair McElynn, Charlotte Weller, both of Dayton, Tenn., Almedda Mullins, of Chattanooga, Tenn., Mary Ann (Will) Wyatt, of Saint Leonard, Md.; brothers, Nathan Reed of Dayton, Tenn., and Archie (Rose Marie) Phillips, of Harvest, Ala.; 13 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and special friend Lee Creasman and children, Ruby Weatherbee, of Pikeville, Tenn., Jackie Fay Crawford, of Dayton, Tenn., and Leon Creasman, of Pikeville, Tenn. Service will be Friday, Dec. 28, 2018, at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Coulter Garrison Funeral Home with Pastor Don Iles officiating. There will be visitation from noon to 2 p.m. prior to service. Family will also receive friends Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018, from 4 to 8 p.m. Interment will be at Kiuka-Rogers Cemetery. Arrangements by Coulter-Garrison Funeral Home Inc., Dayton, TN 37321. Please visit www.coultergarrisonfuneralhome.com to share condolences.