OBITUARY

Frances Millikan Parris

April 12, 1924August 3, 2019
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Frances Millikan Parris, 95, of Chattanooga, went home to be with the Lord on August 3, 2019. Frances was a retired teacher with the Hamilton County Schools, active member and choir vocalist at First Cumberland Presbyterian Church, Chattanooga Music Club, National Association Retired Federal Employees (NARFE), worked at Contact and English teacher of internationals. She is a graduate and Vols fan of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, where she was active in Baptist Student Union, the University Chorus and Delta Zeta sorority.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Ray Parris, and two brothers Oscar and Garnett Millikan of Knoxville.

She is survived by her four children, Lowell Parris, Diana Turley (Mark), Charles Parris (Laura) and Patrick Parris (Karen); seven grandchildren, Christopher Turley, Jennifer Headrick (Daniel); Andrew Parris (Rachael) and Logan Parris; Jonathan Parris, Elizabeth Runion (Charlie) and Benjamin Parris (Caitlyn). Great grandchildren, Audrey Parris, Carson and Connor Headrick, and Daphne Runion.

Funeral services will be at 3:00 pm Thursday, August 8, 2019 at the First Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 1505 N. Moore Rd., Chattanooga, TN 37411 with Dr. Gary Carver and Dr. Courtney Krueger officiating. Family will receive friends from 12:00 noon until time of service Thursday at the church.

Memorial gifts may be made to First Cumberland Presbyterian Church.

Please share you memories of Frances with the family at www.chattanoogaeastbrainerdchapel.com

Arrangements are by the East Brainerd Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory and Florist, 8214 E. Brainerd Rd., Chattanooga, TN 37412.

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, August 8, 2019
  • Funeral Service Thursday, August 8, 2019

Memories

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Cheryll Smith

August 8, 2019

Diana, I am so sorry for the loss of your mother. She has been my friend for as long as I can remember. We have so many mutual friends through First Baptist, Brainerd Baptist, Central Baptist Woodmore, First Cumberland Presbyterian and always through The Chattanooga Music Club. In fact I saw her last fall at our picnic and she was doing really well. She was indeed a very precious soul. She will never be forgotten. I so wanted to attend her services today, but I am having back problems and was not able to attend. Blessings on you and your family. Love, Cheryll Smith

Paul and Suzie Peak

August 8, 2019

Dear Pat, Karen and Family,

We are praying for you this morning as you bury your mother and
grandmother. What a lady she was! We remember her visiting
our church and was so impressed with her. The funeral service
will honor her well today, but most of all her children and grandchildren will bring her honor.

Paul and Suzie Peak

Rene Young Carver

August 7, 2019

So very sorry for your loss. Your mom was a very sweet lady. Wish we could be there with you.
John, Rene & Jasmin Carver

Jamie Curtis

August 5, 2019

Frances, the first best new friend I met upon joining the Chattanooga Music Club, would call me about once a month, to share with me in her sweet voice, news of activities and concerns for our members. I will miss her care and dedication, she is truly an inspiration, especially her instant ability to be a good friend.

Betsy Fryar

August 5, 2019

Mrs. Parris was my Spanish teacher for 2 years at Lookout Valley High School. She was also one of the sponsors for the LVHS National Honor Society. She was an excellent teacher and sweet person! Blessings to all of her family!

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Biography

Frances Millikan Parris, 95, of Chattanooga, went home to be with the Lord on August 3, 2019. Frances was a retired teacher with the Hamilton County Schools, active member and choir vocalist at First Cumberland Presbyterian Church, Chattanooga Music Club, National Association Retired Federal Employees (NARFE), worked at Contact and English teacher of internationals. She is a graduate and Vols fan of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, where she was active in Baptist Student Union, the University Chorus and Delta Zeta sorority.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Ray Parris, and two brothers Oscar and Garnett Millikan of Knoxville.

She is survived by her four children, Lowell Parris, Diana Turley (Mark), Charles Parris (Laura) and Patrick Parris (Karen); seven grandchildren, Christopher Turley, Jennifer Headrick (Daniel); Andrew Parris (Rachael) and Logan Parris; Jonathan Parris, Elizabeth Runion (Charlie) and Benjamin Parris (Caitlyn). Great grandchildren, Audrey Parris, Carson and Connor Headrick, and Daphne Runion.

Funeral services will be at 3:00 pm Thursday, August 8, 2019 at the First Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 1505 N. Moore Rd., Chattanooga, TN 37411 with Dr. Gary Carver and Dr. Courtney Krueger officiating. Family will receive friends from 12:00 noon until time of service Thursday at the church.

Memorial gifts may be made to First Cumberland Presbyterian Church.

Please share you memories of Frances with the family at www.chattanoogaeastbrainerdchapel.com

Arrangements are by the East Brainerd Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory and Florist, 8214 E. Brainerd Rd., Chattanooga, TN 37412.