Mary Pauline Phillips McGinnis age 97 of Rutledge passed away Tuesday morning, August 29, 2017 at Ridgeview Terrace of Life Care in Rutledge. She was a member of Mitchell Springs Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Etheal McGinnis; parents, George and Mary Pierce Phillips; sisters, Minnie Roberts, Pearl Morgan, Sue West, and Doll Roach; brothers, jack, Dan, Emert, and Paul "Bub" Phillips; and five infant brothers and sisters.
Survivors include sister-in-law, Unieve Phillips; brother and sister-in-law, Earl and Ella McGinnis; eight nieces and five nephews. The family would like to thank Ridgeview Terrace and Smoky Mountain Home Health and Hospice for the love and care they gave her.
Funeral services will be 7:00 P.M. Thursday evening, August 31, 2017 in the chapel of Smith-Reagan Funeral Home with Rev. Ted Phillips officiating. The family will gather at 10:45 A.M. Friday morning for an 11:00 A.M. graveside service in Shiloh United Methodist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends 5:00 P.M. till 7:00 P.M. Thursday evening prior to services at the funeral home.