The Obituary for Mrs. Alice Phillips “Dickie” Warren (Lee County)


Alice Phillips Warren, known to all since early childhood as “Dickie”, died December 15, 2020 in Auburn, Alabama. Dickie was born in Selma, Alabama on August 27, 1918, the only child of Charles A. McKinnon, Jr. and Lois Stuckey McKinnon. After attending Montevallo College, Dickie married J. Douglas Phillips, also a Selma native, in 1939. Dickie and Doug moved to Auburn in 1961 and were married 56 years before Doug died in 1995. Two years later, Dickie married Hoyt M. Warren of Auburn; they enjoyed life together for 12 years before Hoyt died in 2009. Dickie is survived by her sons, J. Douglas Phillips, Jr. (Joanne) of Houston, Texas, Charles M. Phillips (Minerva) of Atlanta, Georgia, and M. Stewart Phillips (Ann) of Auburn, and her stepchildren, Hoyt M. Warren, Jr. (Wendy) of Auburn, and Anne W. MacFarlane (John) of Great Falls, Va. She is also survived by her 5 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren.

Dickie loved living in Auburn and taking part in many of its activities, such as Auburn University football, theatre and concerts, and parties with friends. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church. Dickie liked to garden, cook, playing bridge and poker with her friends, and visiting with neighbors. Her lifelong favorite pastime was reading; Dickie particularly loved reading about current events and books of fiction. Into her 103rd year she regularly read the Opelika Auburn News and watched several favorite TV shows.

Dickie’s ashes will be interred in Selma’s Live Oak Cemetery. There will be no services.

Jeffcoat-Trant Funeral Home and Crematory of Opelika, AL was in charge of the arrangements.