In Loving Memory of

Virginia Blanche Phillips Tyre

10/21/1924 - 09/23/2012

Virginia Blanche Phillips Tyre, 87, ofAlachua,FLpassed away at her home on September 23, 2012.  She was born inMicanopy,FLto John Dixon and Willie Mae Crumbly.


Mrs. Tyre was of the Baptist faith and was retired as a cashier at Publix.  She loved taking care of her family and enjoyed cooking and sewing.  She was preceded in death by her husbands, Ralph Ernest Phillips, Sr. and second husband, J.G. Tyre, daughter, Gayle and three grandchildren.


She is survived by sons, Ralph Phillips of Daytona and Al Chaganis ofTallahassee, daughters, Angie Phillips of Alachua and Bonnie Chalmers of Alachua, nineteen grandchildren, twenty great grandchildren and one great great grandchild.  Everyone loved Mrs. Tyre and she will be missed.


Funeral Services will be at 11:00 AM Thursday, September 27, 2012 at Forest Meadows Funeral Home, 725 NW 23rd Avenue,Gainesville with visitation one hour prior.  Graveside committal and burial will be inForestGroveCemetery.


Flowers are welcome or those who wish may make contributions to Haven Hospice.

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  1. Lorri Newstadt at · Reply

    Dear Ralph, I was reminded of you today as I was paying for lunch with my PEFCU card. The restaurant owner/waitress turns out to be Mr. L. Davis’ daughter – small world, isn’t it? I’ve been dining there since it opened, and now I know why she always felt like family! Anyway, we were talking about you, and she told me about your mom, so I did some hunting and found this. I’m so sorry about your mom. It doesn’t matter when it happens, or why, but it’s a difficult thing to realize that you can’t just pick up the phone any more and ask Mom a question, or tell her you’re thinking of her… I hope she didn’t suffer; I know she’s at peace, and in a much better place, and I know she loved you, and was so proud. She will always be with you in your memories and your heart. Thinking of you (and Cristi and the girls) with love, and wishing you peace. Always, Lorri

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