James C. Phillips, 73, of Riverview died Wednesday [December 4, 1996] at Brandon Hospital. A native of Crystal Springs, Miss., he moved to the area in 1961. He was retired from the Marine Corps and a Jehovah Witness. He is survived by his wife, Alma Mary; five sons, David, Rick, Jamie, Robert and Jeffrey, all of Florida; five daughters, Lee, Deborah, Susan, Phoebe and Victoria, all of Florida; two brothers, both of Mississippi; three sisters, all of Mississippi; and 10 grandchildren. American Family Cremation Society, Lakeland.