Phillip Patton Ervin (Business Administration ’98), 50, passed away on June 24, 2012 at Baptist Hospital in Collierville, TN. He was a corporate accountant for International Paper and a member of Bellevue Baptist Church. Mr. Ervin was a graduate of East Mississippi Jr. College, where he was on a baseball scholarship and he attended Mississippi State University and an honors graduate from Christian Brothers University in Memphis, TN.

He is survived by his daughter, Jaime Nichole Maskill (Michael) of Fairhope, AL; fiancé Denise Walls of Germantown, TN; grandchildren, Peyton and Parker Reese Maskill, both of Fairhope, AL; mother, Minnie Lee Ervin of Sturgis, MS; sister, Barbara Jackman (Norris) of Chelsea, AL; brothers, Thomas H. Ervin, III of Sturgis, MS and Don Ervin (DiAnn) of Midland, TX; and four nephews. He was a loving person who loved his family. He
was very passionate about music and collected guitars.

Mr. An Huu Pham (Accounting ’84), 68, of Lakeland, TN passed away July 16, 2012. He was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church-Cordova, president of the local Vietnamese Community, member of the Vietnamese Catholic Charities and founder of the local Memphis Chapter of Human Operation all for over 30 years. Mr. Pham was preceded in death by his daughter, Nikkole Pham Dabney; and is survived by his loving wife, KimDung Pham; daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Don and Katherine Pham Federico; grandchildren, Katelyn Quynh Dabney and William A. Dabney. A funeral mass was held at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church. Condolences may be offered at

Emily Marie Tartera Maher, 84, of Arlington TN. passed away on June 23, 2012. She was preceded in death by; her loving husband of 50 years, Thomas F. Maher Jr., and parents, Alex and Theresa Tartera. She leaves behind three children, Teresa (Dipak) Shah, Thomas Maher III (Accounting ’78), and William (Maria) Maher; four grandchildren, Gabrielle Maher, Angelina Maher, Isabella Maher, and Ann (J.R.) Williams; and four siblings, Virginia Fanucci, Johnny Tartera, Gene Tartera, and Pat Tartera. The funeral was held at St. Ann Catholic Church on June 26.

Please continue to keep Phillip, An Huu, Emily, and their family and friends in your thoughts and prayers.