Age: 70 Address: Nebo, North Carolina Date of Death: Tuesday, February 11, 2014 Arrangements: Holcombe Brothers Funeral Home
Details: Lester Phillips of Nebo, formerly of Burnsville, passed away on Tuesday, February 11th at the McDowell Hospital.
A native of Yancey County, he was a son of the late James and Lockie Adkins Phillips. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Louise Crain Phillips; 4 sisters and 3 brothers. He was of the Free Will Baptist Faith, enjoyed gospel singing and preaching and loved his family. Lester attended First Christian Church of Marion. He was a retired employee of Henredon Furniture Company.
Surviving are 3 sons: Michael Phillips and wife, Joy, Jeff and David Phillips all of Burnsville; 2 step daughters: Jennifer Collins and husband, Dee, of Nebo and Gina Wright of Marion; a sister: Zula Hensley of Burnsville; 2 brothers: D. L. Phillips and wife, Sandy, of Huntersville and Segal Phillips and wife, Edith, of Burnsville; a sister-in-law: Flossie Phillips of Burnsville; 10 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM Sunday in the Chapel of Holcombe Brothers Funeral Home. Rev. Bill Mitchell will officiate. Burial will be in the Miller Hill Cemetery.
The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
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