Phoeba Parson, 93, of Orma, died Wednesday, July 4, at CAMC Memorial Hospital.

Born in Calhoun County, she was a daughter of the late John and Melinda Whitlatch Cottrell. Mrs. Parsons was a homemaker and a lifelong musician, who traveled the East coast playing music, won numerous old-time banjo contests, and was the recipient of the 1987 Vandalia Award in Charleston.

Surviving are four sons, Thomas Parson of Marshville, N.C., Eugene Parsons and Dennis Parsons, both of Orma, and Roscoe parsons of Millstone; one daughter, Velma Barnes of Millstone; 11 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Perry Parsons; and three sons.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg. The Rev. Kenneth W. Parsons will officiate. Interment will be in the Parsons Cemetery near Orma. Friends may call at the funeral home from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday.