Dorothy J. Parrish

January 15, 1928November 25, 2017

Dorothy Johnson Parrish, 89, passed away on Saturday, November 25, 2017. A native of Johnston County, Dorothy was born January 15, 1928 to the late Howard Johnson and Gladys Phillips. She loved spending time with her family, and a good cup of coffee with the N&O Crossword puzzle. A funeral service will be held Tuesday, November 28, 2017, at 2pm, in the McLaurin Funeral Home Chapel, 12830 US 70 Business Highway W, Clayton, NC 27520. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2pm at the funeral home. Interment will follow at Maplewood Cemetery, 504 South Smith Street, Clayton, NC 27520. She is survived by her children, Beverly Staggs and Frank Parrish and wife, Kim; grandchildren, Jon Smith and wife, Tawney, Emily Morphies and husband, Daniel, and Zackary Smith; step-grandchildren, Oanh Vo, Dona Woodlief and husband, Paul, and Khanh Vo; great grandchildren, Hannah, Jordan, Carsyn, Abby, Grayson, Kipton, and Collins; sister, Barbara Stevens and husband, Jesse; and sister in law, Aldine Parrish. In addition to her parents, Dorothy was predeceased by her husband, Frank Parrish, Sr., sister Gerry Powell and, brother Billy Johnson. Flowers are welcomed or memorial contributions may be made in her honor to the Alzheimer’s Association or a charity of your choice. Arrangements by McLaurin Funeral Home.


  • Visitation

    Tuesday, November 28, 2017

  • Funeral Service

    Tuesday, November 28, 2017


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Emily Morphies

December 2, 2017

It has been one week since you left us. Words can't describe the sadness I feel. I find it hard to breathe sometimes. You were one of my very best friends! I enjoyed every minute that we spent together. I love you, ALWAYS! Emily Amber

Danny Parrish

November 28, 2017

Beverly, I'm so sorry to hear about your Mother passing. We know she's in that Heavenly Home God has for us. Our Thoughts & Prayers are we you & family at this time.
Danny & Mary Parrish
Goldsboro, NC

Lynette Worlds

November 26, 2017

I am so very sorry Beverly. I remember all the good times our families had together when we were growing up. My parents loved your parents very much. You and I and the neighborhood kids enjoyed our playing days.