Meridian Star


March 22, 2013

Phil B. Luke

MERIDIAN —     Services for Phil B. Luke will be held today, at 11 a.m., at McClain-Hays Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Chris Vowell and Rev. Creighton White officiating. Burial will be in Coy Methodist Cemetery in Preston.

    McClain-Hays Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

    Mr. Luke, 65, of Preston, died Wednesday, March 20, 2013, at Anderson Regional Medical Center in Meridian.

    He was a native and lifelong resident of Kemper County. Mr. Luke was a member of Coy United Methodist Church. He was a retired farm manager of the Agricultural Incubator at Alcorn State University.

    Mr. Luke was preceded in death by his son, Phil B. Luke Jr. and his father, Herschel E. Luke.

    Survivors include his mother, Florine Stokes Luke of Preston; daughters: Michelle Luke Whittle of Philadelphia and Lora Luke Hines (Chris) of DeKalb; grandchildren: India Whittle, Kaelyn Luke, Zach Whittle and Andrew Tew, all of Philadelphia; great-grandson, Krosby James, of Philadelphia; sister, Cheryl Luke Wilson (James “Boo”) of DeKalb; brother, Don Luke (Donna) of Preston; and a host of nieces and nephews.

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