Phillips funeral arrangements announced

SUNBURY – Funeral arrangements have been announced for the former state representative and Northumberland County Commissioner Merle Phillips.


His family will receive friends Friday from 5:00p.m. – 9:00p.m. at the Emmanuel Bible Fellowship Church at 967 Mile Hill Road in Sunbury. Additional calling hours will be held Saturday from noon to 2:00p.m. at the church. The funeral service will immediately follow Saturday at 2:00p.m.


Representative Lynda Schlegel Culver (R-108th, Sunbury) passed along the information Tuesday afternoon.  Phillips died Monday morning at the age of 85.   He served in the 108th District for more than 30 years.  He is survived by his wife, Helen; five children, Sandra, Jane, Michael, Christine and Lorri; 12 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and a brother, Fred, and his wife, Lauratta.  (Codi Jade)

Merle Phillips



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