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Rita Jo Phillips
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Rita Jo Phillips, 82, of Pearcy, went to be with the Lord on July 12, 2018. She was born December 14, 1935 to Leonard and Jimmie Stringer. Rita was a devoted member of Centerfork Missionary Baptist Church.

She is predeceased by her parents, daughters, Ramona Gay Peterson and Lori Ann Phillips, sister, Delores Ann Spann, and the father of her children, James Hugh Phillips.

Loving survivors include son, Leonard Anthony (Tony) Phillips and his wife, Kathy, of Royal; brother, James (Barbara) Stringer, of Pine Bluff; sisters, Barbara Taylor, of Amity, and Mona Burlison, of Little Rock; grandchildren, Chris Wright, Daniel (Colleen) Wright, Jeremiah Petersen, Vanessa (Trey) Banks, Samantha Peterson and Ashley Peterson.

Visitation is 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 18, 2018 at Caruth-Hale Funeral Home. A celebration of Rita’s life will be 10:00 a.m. Thursday, July 19, 2018 at Centerfork Missionary Baptist Church with Brother Shawn Crane and Brother John Johnson officiating. Burial will follow at 2:30 p.m. at Lost Creek Cemetery, Sheridan.

Pallbearers are Sam Mullins, Steve Carpenter, Shane Claunch, Phil Spann, Quinn Martin and Thomas Swisher.

Honorary pallbearers include Joy Sunday School Class, Carpenter Sunday School Class, Sonny and Pat Bradshaw, and best friend, Jennetta.


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Visitation

Wednesday

18

Jul

5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Caruth-Hale Funeral Home

155 Section Line Road
Hot Springs, AR 71913

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