Services for Phil B. Luke were held Friday, March 22, 2013, at 11 a.m. from McClain-Hays Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Chris Vowell and the Rev. Creighton White officiating.

Burial followed in Coy Methodist Cemetery in Preston. McClain-Hays Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Luke, 65, of Preston, died Wednesday, March 20, 2013, at Anderson Regional Medical Center in Meridian.

He was a native and lifelong resident of Kemper County.

Mr. Luke was a member of Coy United Methodist Church.

He was retired as farm manager of the Agricultural Incubator at Alcorn State University.

Mr. Luke was preceded in death by his son, Phil B. Luke, Jr. and his father, Herschel E. Luke.

Survivors include his mother, Florine Stokes Luke of Preston; daughters, Michelle Luke Whittle of Philadelphia and Lora Luke Hines (Chris) of DeKalb; son, Dr. Charlie Luke (Joy) of Midland, Texas; grandchildren, India Whittle, Kaelyn Luke, Zach Whittle and Andrew Tew; great-grandson, Krosby James, all of Philadelphia; sister, Cheryl Luke Wilson (James "Boo") of DeKalb; brother, Don Luke (Donna) of Preston; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were David Vowell, Dan Mars, Chris Burt, Jerry Whitehead, Tim Allen, Leroy Hickman, Jr., Michael Ted Evans and David Barefield.