Our Caring Staff

You will always find a caring staff member from O'Quinn-Peebles-Phillips Funeral Home ready to help you. You can be assured we will be flexible and listen to your individual funeral wishes, taking extra care to accommodate your own family's special customs, faith, and heritage.

Throughout our years of service, there has never been a request we could not accommodate. Let us show you our new concept in funeral service, where the most important part of the service is you.

Paul Phillips

Paul Phillips is the owner/manager of the funeral home. He joined the firm in November 2006 and has over 18 years experience in funeral service. He received his BS in Business Administration from Appalachian State University in 1992 and an Associate Degree in Funeral Service from Fayetteville Technical Community College in 1997. He is active in the Lillington Presbyterian Church, Lillington Kiwanis Club, Leadership Harnett and serves as a Lillington Town Commissioner. He and his wife Jennifer live in Lillington and have two children.

Cecil & Kay Peebles

Cecil and Kay Peebles, the daughter and son-in-law of Selwyn O'Quinn retired in 2014 after 25 years of managing the funeral home. They both received their undergraduate degrees from East Carolina University and their Mortuary degrees from Fayetteville Technical Community College. They continue to work at the funeral home in various capacities.

Nikki Lund Jones

Nikki Lund Jones joined our firm in October of 2012. She received her Associate of Science Degree in Funeral Science from Fayetteville Technical Community College in 2010. Nikki received her undergraduate Associate of Arts degree from Southwestern Community College in 2006. Nikki has worked in funeral homes for over 8 years. In 2013 she became a licensed Life and Health Insurance agent to further help pre-need families. Nikki is a 2013 graduate of Leadership Harnett. On January 18, 2014 Nikki was married to Steve Jones and they currently live in Spring Lake.

Ashley Cummings

Ashley Cummings is serving his apprenticeship with O'Quinn-Peebles-Phillips and attending Fayetteville Technical School of Mortuary Science. He received his undergraduate degree from Beaufort County Community College with an Associates Degree in Applied Science. Following his education, he worked with John Deere and Company. He has worked part time with O'Quinn-Peebles for several years before beginning his apprenticeship. He and his son Taft live in Mamers and attend Holly Springs Baptist Church in Broadway.

Jamie P. Arnold

Jamie P. Arnold, the daughter of Cecil and Kay Peebles, manages the firm's in-house accounting operations. She received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from NC State University in 2004. In 2007 Jamie and her husband David were married. They currently live in Holly Springs and have two children.

Timothy Johnson

Timothy is a caring and professional funeral assistant. He is here to assist staff and families as they honor the life of their loved ones. Timothy is a life long resident of Lillington and a member of Neills Creek Baptist Church. He and his wife Denise have one daughter and four grandsons.

Steve Plummer

Steve Plummer joined our staff in 2006 after retiring from a career in bank management. A long-time community leader, he is a member of the Lillington Kiwanis Club, a charter board member of Harnett County Child Care Resources and an elder at Lillington Presbyterian Church. He and his wife Anne, whom he met when they attended Appalachian State University, have two children and two grandchildren.

Jim Edwards

Jim has served as a Funeral Assistant with O’Quinn-Peebles-Phillips since 2010 after his retirement with the State of North Carolina. He graduated from Central Carolina Community College with an Associate Degree in Applied Science. He is an active member of Buies Creek First Baptist Church where he currently serves as an adult Sunday School leader and Deacon. Jim enjoys ministering to others through various mission opportunities in and around our community. Jim and his wife Brenda have one daughter and reside in Angier.




Mr. Selwyn O'Quinn

Mr. Selwyn O'Quinn, the son of Mr. R.B. O'Quinn, entered his father's business in 1946 after serving his country in World War II. He graduated from Gupton-Jones Mortuary School in Nashville, Tennessee. He was able to build his father's business through excellent service and love for the public. He also operated the ambulance service for southwestern Harnett County until 1981. Mr. O'Quinn passed away on September 21, 2012. His love and compassion for funeral service will be missed.

Mr. Redden B. O'Quinn

Mr. Redden B. O'Quinn started the funeral home in 1932, along with partner Melvin McLean, as McLean-O'Quinn Funeral Home. They operated the funeral home out of the back of their men's clothing store. Mr. McLean died in 1946, leaving R.B. to carry on the business. Mr. O'Quinn died in 1977 after a long life of service to his community.