• Mrs. Phyllis J. Dreher

    Posted June 15, 2013

    Phyllis J. Dreher, 83, passed away, on 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, Arkansas

    Funeral services will be Saturday, June 15, 2013, 2:00 p.m. at Calvert Funeral Home Chapel with the Pastor Benjamin 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 all of 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 will be Earl Foreman, Gary Lancaster, Gene Boggess, Bryan Smith, Jonathan Smith, Jeremy Roberts, Chuck Jones, Neil Gong.

    Honorary Pallbearers will be 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 will be Saturday, 12:30 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. at Calvert Funeral Home.

  1. Priscilla Allen Harper says:

    In friendship I offer my sympathy and prayers for the family. Priscilla Allen Harper

  2. Victoria Johnson @ Aurora Health and Rehab says:

    I would like to express my deepest sympathy to your family. It is always a pleasure to meet a family that’s so close and loving. Take care Mr. Dreher and may God continue to keep and bless you.

    Victoria Johnson

  3. Wanda Hunt says:

    I deeply regret hearing of her passing. I have fond memories of her from my childhood staying at their house many times with Paula. She was always a kind, caring person. I will miss her.

  4. Bill Hageman says:

    Fred and family, my condolences to you. I know that Phyllis’s passing is hard on all of you. She is now in a better place. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Your cousin,

  5. Jeff Florreich says:

    The Dreher family has always been there for my family before I was even born! I have fond memories of Phyllis from the church on the hill. They were the reason those doors remained open to this very day, or should i say very supportive with all their generations.

  6. Diane Larochelle says:

    To family,
    My sincere condolences .There is no greater pain than the death of a loved one. Sometimes it seems almost more than a person can bear. Jehovah God helps us with this in His word. He promises us that He will put a stop to all sickness and death will be no more (REV 21;3.4) Jehovah shows His love for us through the ransom sacrifice of His beloved son Jesus Christ. What a wonderful gift to be given ! Then the hope of seeing one’s loved ones again on this earth transformed in a paradise as it was Jehovah’s will when He created Adam & Eve

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