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Obituary for Lester Ray Phelps
Lester Ray Phelps, 91, of Southaven, Mississippi died Sunday, June 22, 2014 in Collierville, Tennessee. Born December 31, 1922 in Washington County he was the son of the late Milton Phelps and Pearl Davenport Phelps and was preceded in death by his wife, Norma Jean Shelton Phelps; sisters, Myrline Lamm and Verna Herrington; brothers, Cecil Phelps, Jessie Phelps, Leroy Phelps, Henry Phelps, Sr. and Waverly Phelps. Lester worked as a shop manager with Tayloe Glass Company, a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and member of Trinity Baptist Church. His family includes his daughters, Rae Dowdy of Collierville, TN, and Shelia Inderbitzen of Memphis, TN.; son, Bill Phelps of Memphis, TN.; sister, Norma June Phelps of Lutherville, MD.; brother, Robert E. Phelps, Sr. of Creswell, N.C.; six grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Funeral service will be held Saturday, June 28, 2014 at 11:00 am at Philippi Church of Christ, Creswell with Don Phelps officiating. Burial with military honors will follow in the church cemetery. Family will receive friends on Saturday, June 28, 2014 from 10:00 to 10:45 am at Philippi Church of Christ. Arrangements are by Maitland Funeral Home, Creswell.