Elzie Phillips

Elzie Lee Carlson Phillips, 71, of Carrollton, Ky., died Monday, Dec. 2, 2013, at Baptist Health in LaGrange, Ky.

He was born Feb. 25, 1942, in Rockcastle County, Ky., to Joshua and Susie Rachel McCollum Phillips. He was a self-employed truck driver, owning and operating Phillips Trucking. He was of the Baptist faith. He enjoyed hunting and doing general construction, mechanic and welding work.

He is survived by his companion, Cindy M. Overmyer of Carrollton, Ky.; three daughters, Cynthia "Cindy" A. Phillips of Louisville, Ky., Elizabeth Susan Phillips of Carrollton, Ky. and Kimberley Alinez of Texas; one son, Jefferson LeRoy "Cornbread" Phillips of Worthville, Ky.; two sisters, Alma Hartung of Headland, Ala., and Brenda Guardiola of Fort Worth, Texas; three brothers, Elvin Phillips of Owenton, Ky., Clay Phillips of Sanders, Ky., and Dee Phillips of Oklahoma; and two grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; twin infant brothers; and one infant sister, Wanda Phillips.

The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Tandy-Eckler-Riley Funeral Home in Carrollton, Ky. Burial will be in English Cemetery in Carrollton, Ky.

Friends may call at the funeral home Thursday from 11 a.m. until the service.

Online condolences can be sent at www.tandyecklerrileyfuneralhome.com.



Arthur Thomas

Arthur Thomas, 88, of Lexington, died Monday, Dec. 2, 2013, at Scott Memorial Hospital.

He was born April 23, 1925, in Dizney, Ky., to Henry Clay and Laura Jane Robbins Thomas. He was a veteran of Army Air Corps, serving during World War II. He was a retired laborer from ICI America in Charlestown. He also was a former coal miner for Peabody Coal Company in Kentucky. He was a member of the Lexington Christian Church.

He is survived by his wife, Ruth N. Nicholson Thomas, whom he married July 1, 1972; two daughters, Virginia Lynette Hoskins of Sellersburg and Kathy Rhea Moore of Rockford, Tenn.; one step daughter, Evelyn L. Gray of New Albany; one step son, Samuel A. White of Jeffersonville; three sisters, Macy Soloe of Lexington, and LaQuita Spivey and Imogene White, both of Scottsburg; two grandchildren; two step grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by six brothers, Paul Thomas, Olin Thomas, Curtis Thomas, James E. Thomas, Everett Thomas and Shirley Thomas; and three sisters, Opalene Thomas, Myrtle Blaylock and Ada Napier.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Collins Funeral Home in Scottsburg. Burial will be in Lexington Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home today from 5 to 8 p.m. and Thursday from 11 a.m. until the service.

Online condolences can be sent at www.collinsfuneralhome.net.