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James (Jim) D. Phillips

James (Jim) D. Phillips, age 84 of Mena passed away Thursday, August 8, 2019 in Hot Springs, Arkansas.

Jim was born January 1, 1935 in Rector, Arkansas to the late Thomas Jefferson Phillips and Lavada Belle Eagle Phillips.  He was married to the late Judy Ann Phillips, born in Gladewater, Texas. Jim proudly served his country in the United States Army. He worked as a Realtor with Century 21 for many years and never met a stranger.  He liked camping and spent several winters in Mission, Texas. Jim enjoyed horseback riding, golf and bowling with family and friends. He loved playing and listening to music, country and bluegrass, and going to Turkey Track festival in Waldron. Above all, Jim loved and adored his family and friends. He was a loving and dedicated father, papa, great grandfather and a friend to all who knew him and will be dearly missed by all.

He is survived by his son, Kevin Ray Phillips and wife Terah of Mena, Arkansas; daughter, Kelli Diane Hiaumet and husband Billy Joe of Oden, Arkansas; grandchildren:  Shelby Arceneau, Colton Phillips, Nicole Renard, Dustin Hiaumet and wife Beth, and Joe Hiaumet; great-grandchildren:  Stella, Isaiah, and Isaac Renard;  Braelyn and Dillan Hiaumet; and Keeli Arceneau and Korbin Chapman.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas and Lavada Phillipsand wife, Judy Ann Phillips.

Funeral was held Tuesday, August 13, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at Northside Church of Christ in Mena with Brother Jeremy Jones officiating. Interment followed in the Cherry Hill Cemetery under the direction of the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home of Mena.

Visitation was Monday August 12, 2019 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Beasley-Wood.

Pallbearers were Colton Phillips, Dustin Hiaumet, Joe Hiaumet., Brad Fountain, Tim Robbins, and K.C. Chapman.

Honorary pallbearers were Jimmy McMellon, Doyle Beck, and Clarence Barns.

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