Iris M. Phillips

Iris M. Phillips, 82, of Big Spring died Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012, in a Midland hospital. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012, at the Lone Wolf Cemetery in Mitchell County with the Rev. Terry Moffett officiating.The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home.Iris was born March 25, 1930, in Mart, Texas, to the late James Robert and Levie Clara (Tomascik) Isbell. She married Willie Phillips on Sept. 1, 1948, in Stanton. He preceded her in death Nov. 2, 1994.Iris was a loving mother and grandmother. She loved serving wherever she could at church and was known for the candy wreaths she made each Christmas for the West Side Community Day Care Center.Survivors include two sons, John Phillips and wife Carol of Decatur, Ala., and Ray Phillips of Big Spring; two daughters, Beth Peters and Martha Watson, both of Big Spring; nine grandchildren, Tammy Roberts, Cherish Delgado and husband Mario, Lacey Phillips, Tyler Phillips and fiance Kristy Arseneaux, Joshua Peters and wife Kathleen, John Peters and wife Tiffany, Jeremiah Peters, Sean Peters and wife Valerie and Brandy Watson; nine great-grandchildren; one sister, Mildred Mitchell and husband Walter of Colorado City; and numerous nieces and nephews.She was also preceded in death by one daughter, Nancy Phillips; and one brother, W.D. Isbell.Arrangements under the direction of Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring. Online condolences can be made at: