Phyllis J. Dreher, 83, passed away, Saturday, June 8, 2013 at Aurora Health and Rehabilitation, in Columbus. Phyllis Jean Dreher was born July 19, 1929, in El Dorado, Arkansas to the late Lena Jane Haynie and Walter Samuel Parks, Sr. She had worked as a Teacher’s Assistant in West Point Public School System and was a member of Faith Lutheran Church of Columbus. Phyllis Jean Parks Dreher married Frederic Nicholas Dreher May 31, 1947, in El Dorado, Ark.
Funeral services are Saturday, June 15, 2013, 2 p.m. at Calvert Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Benjami Kratz officiating. Burial will follow in Memorial Garden Cemetery in West Point.
Calvert Funeral Home of West Point is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include her husband Fred N. Dreher; four daughters, Debra Leigh Lancaster (Gary) and Jennifer Leigh Gray allof West Point, Jean Dreher King (Richard) of Oxford, Paula Sue Dreher Oakes (John Earl) of Vicksburg; one son, John David Dreher (Teresa Ann) of West Point; nine grandchildren; Tammala Lancaster Atkins, Olivia Lancaster Laine, Amanda Lee Dreher, Elizabeth King Gong, Martha King, David Nicholas Dreher, Kimberly Oakes, Holly Oakes and Wendy
Oakes; ten great grandchildren; two brothers, Jim Ed Parks of Forney, TX, Joe Allen Parks (Linda) of Greenbrier, AR.
Those preceding in death were her son, Thomas Ray Dreher, and great grandson Zayne Atkins, three brothers, Walker
Parks, Jr., Ray Parks, Sr. George Parks, two sisters Marilyn Parks Edmonds, Billie Grace Parks Hammons.
Pallbearers are Earl Foreman, Gary Lancaster, Gene Boggess, Bryan Smith, Jonathan Smith, Jeremy Roberts, Chuck Jones, Neil Gong.
Honorary Pallbearers are David Dreher, John Dreher, Craig Laine, Robert Atkins, John Earl Oakes, and Richard King.
Memorials may be made to Faith Lutheran Church, P. O. Box 7912, Columbus, MS 39701.
Visitation is Saturday, 12:30 - 2 p.m. at Calvert Funeral Home.
Friends may leave an online condolence at www.calvertfuneralhome.com