Zella was of the baptist faith and a retired factory supervisor. Also preceding her in death was her husband; Leon Phifer; one son; Lloyd Sammons; five brothers; Jess and Millard Vinson, Isaac, George, and Charlie Gravely; three sisters; Tilda Ann Brewer, Creasy Mahon, and Geneva Mahon.
Survivors include two sons; Thomas Sammons of Summersville, and Paul Sammons of Mt. Vernon, Ohio; one daughter; Kathy Darlene Phifer of Michigan; one brother; Jim Vinson of Mt. Gay; two sisters; Helen Kavulick of Lenore, and Barbara Baisden of Sarah Ann, and a host of relatives and friends.
Services will be at 1 p.m., Thursday, May 14, at Collins Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Charles Blankenship officiating. Burial will follow in Highland Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 6-9 p.m., Wednesday at the funeral home. Pallbearers are; Bill Vinson, Ray Vinson, Robert Brewer, Willis Brewer, Leon Brewer, and Sonny Brewer.
Collins Funeral Home at Switzer is in charge of arrangements.