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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.
Licensed Funeral Director / Preneed Specialist
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.
Kynzley and Kalyana Sain are the granddaughters of Kale Phillips. They enjoy helping out in the family business and look forward to when they can work full time.
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.
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 two daughters, Addie and Aubree. 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.
Jeremy graduated from Marmaduke High School in 2012. He is the grandson of Kay Greenway and the late Harlan Greenway. Jeremy looks forward to serving families in any way he can.
Apprentice Funeral Director/Embalmer
Ashley is a 2009 graduate of Manila High School. She has two children, Kylee and Brody. Ashley is attending the University of Arkansas Hope-Texarkana pursuing her degree in Funeral Science. Ashley is a licensed Cosmetologist that strives to help families in their time of need in any way she can.
Mike Allison lives in Marmaduke, with his wife, Kathleen. He retried from Emerson Electric after 43 years. Mike enjoys serving families and looks forward to helping in any way.