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Lanita Ann (Platt) Pharr

July 10, 1954 ~ April 22, 2021 (age 66)


The world lost a wonderful person on the 22nd day of April 2021.  Lanita Ann Pharr, age 66, of Dickson, TN, was called home to her eternal home in Heaven.  Lanita was born on the 10th day of July 1954, in Palestine, TX, to Otto and Doris Platt. 

Lanita was a retired dental hygienist, and a member of the First Baptist Church in Dickson, TN.  This wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend was a Proverbs 31 woman.  Lanita faithfully and diligently served and supported her husband’s television ministry, making an impact locally and internationally by sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ, planting churches, and meeting the physical needs of those less fortunate. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, Otto and Doris Platt; a husband, Steven Terry Ewers; and her children, Jayna and Steven Jr.

Lanita is survived by her husband, Kerry W. Pharr; daughters, Julie Ewers, and Jennifer Chaney; her son, Joseph Ewers; sisters, Melinda DeFore (Larry), and Jane Goode; and grandchildren, Grayson Chaney, Livie Chaney, Payton Whitinger, and Landis Pillow.

For Lanita’s friends and family in Tennessee, a visitation will be held at Taylor Funeral Home in Dickson, TN, on Sunday, the 25th day of April 2021 from 2:00p.m. until 5:00p.m.  

Friends are cordially invited to a visitation with the family at Rhone Funeral Home, on Tuesday, the 27th day of April 2021, from 5:00p.m. until 7:00p.m. 

A funeral service to celebrate Lanita’s life will be conducted at eleven o’clock in the morning, on Wednesday, the 28th day of April 2021 in the Rhone Memorial Chapel with Rev. Ben DeBouf officiating.  Interment will follow in Liberty Cemetery in Bradford, TX. 

In lieu of customary remembrances, memorial contributions in Lanita Pharr’s memory can be directed towards In Your Corner Ministries, P.O. Box 218425, Nashville, TN 37221, or online at

Funeral services for Lanita Ann Pharr are under the direction of Rhone Funeral Home and Taylor Funeral Home.  

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Lanita Ann (Platt) Pharr, please visit our floral store.


April 27, 2021

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Rhone Funeral Home
3900 S. State Highway 19
Palestine, TX 75801

Funeral Service
April 28, 2021

11:00 AM
Rhone Memorial Chapel
3900 S. State Highway 19
Palestine, TX 75801

Interment following funeral service
April 28, 2021

Liberty Cemetery
FM 837
Brandford Anderson County, TX 75803


Your Corner Ministries
P O Box 218425, Nashville TN 37221

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