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Obituaries

Obituaries

Willie L Phelps 1935 - 2005

Services for Willie L. "Mr. Lightning" Phelps, 70, Lawrence, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary.Mr. Phelps died Saturday, Dec. 31, 2005, at Midland Hospice House in Topeka.He was born Sept. 5, 1935, in Noble Lake, Ark., the son of Freddie and Roxie Burnette Phelps.Mr. Phelps served in the U.S. Air Force. He worked in construction and at Kansas University, Yellow Cab, J.C. Penney and for the Lawrence Parks and Recreation Department.Survivors include his companion, Patricia Meyer, of the home; a son, Tracy Meyer, Springdale, Ark.; a daughter, Tammy Meyer, Lopez Island, Wash.; and a granddaughter. He also is survived by five children and grandchildren of his own.The family will greet friends following the service on Thursday.The family suggests memorials to the American Heart Assn., sent in care of the mortuary.