JUNCTION CITY — Nora Francena Phillips, 68, of Alum Springs, widow of Dewaine Wyatt Phillips, went home to meet the Lord Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013. She passed peacefully at home surrounded by family and by her beloved dogs.
Born April 6, 1944, in Liberty, she was a daughter of Dorothy Hubble of Stanford and the late Ruby Lee Hubble. Francena was a member of Mount Freeman Baptist Church in Junction City. She graduated from Junction City High School in 1962 and received her Bachelor of Science degree from Campbellsville University. She also pursued graduate studies at the University of Kentucky.
In addition to teaching, Francena was a passionate poet who loved books and literature. She was a farmer, and an ardent lover of animals and trees.
She is survived by two children, Shauntina Morgan Phillips of Alum Springs and Damian Dewaine (Lorri) Phillips of Cadiz; two grandchildren, Carmindy Grace Phillips and Petra Hope Phillips, also of Cadiz; two sisters, Rita Craig of Danville and Jane Trisler of Harrodsburg; two brothers, Ronnie Hubble of Stanford and Donnie Hubble of Harrodsburg; and a niece, Pamela Hines of Stanford.
Visitation is 6-9 p.m. today and 9:30-10:30 a.m. Saturday at Stith Funeral Home in Junction City.
Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Parksville Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Buddy Goode, Jimmy Snow, Harold Wilson, Darrell Rice, Gary Phillips, Joe Singleton, Chris Singleton and Jimmy Henson. Honorary pallbearers are Bobby Craig, Frank Durrett, J.T. Rice, Robert Singleton, Ben Henson and Bobby Toadvine.
An online guestbook is available at www.stithfuneralhome.net.