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Phillis Richard “Phil” James


Mr. Phillis Richard “Phil” James, age 88, of Olive Hill, Kentucky, passed away Sunday morning, January 10, 2021, at St. Claire Healthcare Center in Morehead, Kentucky.

He was born August 15, 1932, in Carter County, Kentucky, a son of the late James “Jim” and Stella Everman James.

Phil was of the Protestant faith and he pastored several churches in Carter County for many years. He worked as a Heavy Equipment Operator and he enjoyed going to church, fishing, gardening, visiting the nursing home and singing for the Lord.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by several brothers and sisters.

Phil is survived by his wife of 28 years, Evelyn Fannin James; three sons, Phillip “PR” James (Cheri) and Timothy James (Rita), all of Olive Hill, Kentucky, and Kevin James (Sheri’) of Lancaster, Kentucky; three daughters, Karen Cain (Bob) of Kevil, Kentucky, Donna Buckler (Jeff) and Carol Cannady, all of Olive Hill, Kentucky; nine grandchildren; five great grandchildren; one sister, Connie Sue Justice (Don) of Pikeville, Kentucky; and a special nephew, Mark Greene of Newport News, Virginia, whom he raised as his own. He also leaves many other family members and friends who will sadly miss him.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, January 13, 2021, at Globe Funeral Chapel in Olive Hill, Kentucky, with Brother Bob Cain and Brother Dewayne Johnson officiating. Burial will follow in the Pleasant Valley Cemetery in Olive Hill, Kentucky.

Friends may visit from 12 noon to 2 p.m. Wednesday, January 13, 2021, at Globe Funeral Chapel, 17277 West Highway US 60, Olive Hill, Kentucky 41164.

Phil’s family will serve as pallbearers.

Due to COVID-19 regulations, we ask that everyone wear a mask and practice social distancing.

Condolences may be sent to the family at http://www.globefc.com.



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