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Kale Phillips

Kale Phillips

Owner

Kale Phillips is a lifelong resident of Paragould. He was raised in a little community near Marmaduke by his parents, Berlie and Vera Phillips.  Kale is the oldest of four children.  Kale and his wife, Melissa, have one daughter, Lacey Phillips-Sain, and two granddaughters, Kynzley and Kalyana Sain.  

Kale and his family saw the need for a caring, compassionate and affordable funeral home in the area.  When people are faced with the death of a loved one they need and deserve affordable options.  Kale strives to accommodate the needs of every single family he works with.  Our facility, which was the former Center Hill Church of Christ, was totally renovated, and is a full service funeral home with a chapel that can comfortably accommodate over 250 people.  Phillips Funeral Home carries a wide variety of caskets, personalized memorial options, a live webcast for funeral services is available, and any type of funeral or cremation service can be customized to meet the families needs.  In 2015, Kale opened the only funeral home owned and operated crematory in Greene County.  If a family chooses cremation, everything can be completed in house, so your loved ones never leave our care.  Kale is a Licensed Funeral Director and accredited as a Certified Crematory Operator and is proud to serve Greene County and the surrounding areas. 


Lacey Sain

Lacey Sain

Corporate Secretary

Lacey Phillips-Sain is the daughter of Kale and Melissa and also a lifelong resident of Paragould. She married Andy Sain in 2004 and they have two children, Kynzley and Kalyana. She has held the position of corporate secretary since 2005 and is an Arkansas State University graduate. She and her family are members of Hillcrest Church of Christ.  She is dedicated to do all she can for the bereaved and help them cope with the loss of a loved one.  Lacey is a funeral director and pre-need specialist.


Kay Greenway

Kay Greenway

Executive Assistant

Kay Greenway is a lifelong resident of Greene County. She spent thirty years providing services to the elderly in Greene County and Northeast Arkansas. She is a member of the Arkansas Methodist Medical Center Hospital Auxiliary and East Arkansas Area Agency on Aging Board of Directors. Kay and her husband Harlan recently celebrated their 54th wedding anniversary. They have three daughters and eight grandchildren. 


Jay Gipson

Jay Gipson

Licensed Funeral Director / Embalmer

Jay Gipson was born and raised in Rector, Arkansas. He moved to Paragould in 2006 and married his wife, Sara, in 2008.  Jay and Sara have one daughter, Addie.  Jay graduated from Northwest Mississippi Community College with a degree in Funeral Science. He is a Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer.  Jay takes great pride in helping families honor their loved ones.  


Whitney Nettle

Whitney Nettle

Secretary

Whitney Nettle grew up in Paragould and graduated from Greene County Tech in 2011.  Whitney has an Associate in Applied Science degree from Arkansas State University where she currently attends, working toward her Bachelor degree.  She is engaged to Hunter Bowers, they have one son, Cam.  Whitney is Kale and Melissa Phillips’ great niece and a welcome addition to the funeral home family.  She is dedicated to serving families with the utmost care and respect.  Whitney is an apprentice funeral director and secretary at Phillips Funeral Home.   


Phillip Keeling

Funeral Assistant and Pre-Need Sales

Phillip Keeling joined the staff at Phillips Funeral Home after 17 years as parts manager at Baker Implement.  Phillip and his wife, Gina, have two grandchildren.  Phillip is looking forward to the opportunity to serve you and your family.


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