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

Nikki 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 just moved to Lillington from Fayetteville where she worked in a funeral home for 3 years.

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 Deer 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.

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.




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.