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Ashby Funeral Home

108 West Narroway, Benton, AR

Phone: 501-778-2544

Phyllis Rickard Peters

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Published: February 14, 2013

Phyllis Rickard Peters, age 73, of Benton passed away on Tuesday, February 12, 2013. She was born January 10, 1940 in Paron, Arkansas. Phyllis graduated from Benton High School in 1957 and went on to get her Masters Degree in Education. She was a retired teacher and reading Specialist in Louisiana, and was employed by The Saline County Boys and Girls Club as a Tutor. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Ringgold, Louisiana, and also a member of The Louisiana Association of Educators, Caddo Association of Educators, and Phi Beta Phi.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Zollie and Rosa Lee Rickard, of Paron. Survivors, son, Jay Thomas and wife LeAnne, Concordia, Kansas; daughter, Stephanie Kidd and husband David, Ringgold, Louisiana; grandsons, Nick Thomas and Brent Burnham, of Concordia, Kansas, granddaughter, Andrea Childers and husband Brock, great-granddaughters, Lainey and Faith Childers, Ringgold, Louisiana. brothers, Curtis Rickard (Kelly), John Rickard, Benton; sister, Mary Blaylock, Benton.

Memorial services will be 6 p.m. Friday at Ashby Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Don McCutcheon officiating. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Saline County Boys and Girls Club. On line guest book at

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