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Mrs. Frances Parrish

December 22, 1931November 17, 2020
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Frances Sylvia Parrish, 88, passed away peacefully in her home Tuesday, November 17th, 2020. Frances was born December 22nd, 1931, to the late Sidney Braska Barbour and Eugenia Barbour. She was preceded in death by her son Clarence Gene Parrish, her late husband, Sam Clarence Parrish, and her siblings Thomas Barbour and Rebecca Parrish. Frances Sylvia Parrish, 88, passed away peacefully in her home Tuesday, November 17th, 2020. Frances was born December 22nd, 1931, to the late Sidney Braska Barbour and Eugenia Barbour. She was preceded in death by her son Clarence Gene Parrish, her late husband, Sam Clarence Parrish, and her siblings Thomas Barbour and Rebecca Parrish.

Frances worked at Data General for many years and partnered with her late husband Clarence to establish and maintain a working farm. Frances was a devoted mother and grandmother who cherished her son and granddaughter. During her long residence in Clayton, NC, Frances was an active member of her church and a profound figure amongst her family and friends. She will be greatly missed.

Frances is survived by her granddaughter, McKenna Parrish of Clayton, NC and two sisters: Mary Carter of Clayton, NC and Carolyn Conroy (Bob) of Topeka, KS. She is also survived by her daughter-in-law, Laura Parrish, of Clayton, NC. In addition, Frances is survived by four nephews and three nieces: Tom Carter, Clayton NC; Wayne Parrish, Wauchula, FL; Douglas Parrish, Wauchula, FL; Bill Barbour, Gastonia, NC; Gail Kottra, Sedona, AR; Lisa Van Prooyen, Santa Rosa, CA; and Chrissy Manning, Olathe, KS. She was preceded in death by one nephew, Donald Parrish.

Frances received great care at home from her aide and friend, Doreen Pressley. Her granddaughter would like to formally thank her for her friendship and assistance in Frances’ last days.

  • FAMILY

  • McKenna Parrish, Granddaughter
  • Mary Carter, Sister
  • Carolyn Conroy (Bob), Sister
  • Laura Parrish, Daughter-in-law
  • Tom Carter, Nephew
  • Wayne Parrish, Nephew
  • Douglas Parrish, Nephew
  • Bill Barbour, Nephew
  • Gail Kottra, Niece
  • Lisa Van Prooyen, Niece
  • Chrissy Manning, Niece
  • Sidney and Eugenia Barbour, Parents (deceased)
  • Sam Clarence Parrish, Husband (deceased)
  • Clarence Gene Parrish, Son (deceased)
  • Thomas Barbour, Brother (deceased)
  • Rebecca Parrish, Sister (deceased)
  • Donald Parrish, Nephew (deceased)

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Gail Kottra

November 22, 2020

I shall truly miss my dear Aunt Frances. She was a part of my life from the day I was born. We shared so many fun times, especially sitting on Grandmama and Granddaddy’s front porch on a Sunday, going to the country store to buy drinks and treats for everyone or going to the watermelon patch on a hot summer day. It wasn’t all fun. Aunt Frances worked very hard as the wife of a farmer but always prepared a hot meal at the end of a long “barning tobacco” day. She and my mother were like sisters and there was always love and kindness between them. She was also a loving mother to her son, Gene..the apple of her eye. McKenna inherited that special love also. Thank you, Aunt Frances for all you brought into my life and remember how much I always loved you❤️

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