Erma Best Phillips

Erma Best Phillips

Erma Best Phillips, 91 of Monticello, passed away August 2, 2014 at Baptist Health Hospital in Little Rock.

She was a retired educator and a Baptist.

Mrs. Phillips was born May 22, 1923 at Newport and was the daughter of the late Burton Best and Bonnie McKa Best.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Homer Hodge Phillips, Jr. and a daughter, Susie Phillips Echols.

She is survived by a daughter, Kay Phillips Roy and husband Hampton of Little Rock; a son, Homer Hodge Phillips, III of Conway; four grandchildren, Lindsey Echols McGee and husband Jason, Matt Echols and wife Misty, Drew Echols and Stone Phillips; four great-grandchildren, Madison Bradshaw Zaliski, Elizabeth Drew Echols, Jay Reed McGee and Scout Echols.

Visitation is August 4 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Stephenson Dearman Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held August 5 at 1 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be at Oak Ridge Cemetery in Malvern on August 5 at 5 p.m.

Memorials may be made to the Susie Phillips Echols Scholarship Fund at the University of Arkansas at Monticello.