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Young’s Funeral Directors

508 Champagnolle, El Dorado, AR

OBITUARY

Gene Parks

August 7, 1927October 14, 2019
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Gene Parks, 92, of Hot Springs, AR, formerly of Smackover, passed away Monday, October 14, 2019. She was born August 7, 1927 to Marshall William and Jeannie Smith Davis in Mt. Holly, AR.

Gene was a devoted Christian mother who loved her family and extended family. She was known as Mother, Granny, and Aunt Gene. Her contagious smile, laughter and positive attitude was shared with everyone her life touched.

Gene immersed her life with taking care of family, household, and church. Watching all sports, especially the Arkansas Razorbacks, was her favorite pastime in later life. Her earlier hobbies included cooking, sewing, church activities, camping, and travel.

As the last living child of a family of 10 children, she was eager to share her life knowledge and tales from the past.

Preceding her in death are her parents; husband, Wayne Parks, daughter, Sharon Kay Parks; siblings, Minnie Harrell, Luddie Parks, John Dawson Davis, Willie Davis, Mary Jane Davis, Cleo Scott, Aubrey Davis, Grover Davis, J. B. Davis; and special cousin, Bea Prewett.

Those left to cherish her memory are her daughters, Joleen Braswell (Randy) of Hot Springs, Vicky Lynn Parks of Benton; grandchildren, Russell Braswell of Hot Springs, Laura Pumphrey (Matt) of Pearcy, AR, great grandchildren, Emma, Asa, and Anson Pumphrey; and numerous nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at Young's.

Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Thursday, October 17, 2019 at the First United Methodist Church of Smackover with Rev. David Fleming officiating. Burial will follow at Smackover Cemetery under the direction of Young's Funeral Directors.

Serving as pallbearers will be Mike LaBeff, Jim Parks, Phil Davis, Tommy Parks, Sidney Davis, Greg Rowan, and Asa Pumphrey. Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church, 500 W. 7th St., Smackover, AR 71762.

An online guest registry will be available at www.youngsfuneralhome.com

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, October 16, 2019
  • Funeral Service Thursday, October 17, 2019
  • Burial Thursday, October 17, 2019

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Fran Hagins Brotherton

October 18, 2019

I have heard that I was related to the Parks in Smackover, but I never knew exactly how. Gene was my great grandmother Minnie's sister. If she could cook anything like my great grandmother, she was awesome. I wish I would have figured this out sooner and could have heard her stories.

I'm so sorry for your loss, but oh what rejoicing there was in heaven. Praying for peace, comfort, and strength in the days ahead.

With love,
Fran Hagins Brotherton

Pam Johnson Gossett

October 17, 2019

Dear Girls,
I just now saw your sweet mother’s obituary. I would have been there today had I known. Gene was such a sweet sweet lady. I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

With love and utmost sympathy,
Pam Johnson Gossett

Marsha Davis Blann

October 17, 2019

Sorry, for your loss. I know Aunt Gene isn't suffering anymore, and is having the time of her life . Thoughts and prayers to all.
Much love
Marsha

Nigel Downey

October 16, 2019

your mother was the sweetest woman with a friendly smile and happy face whenever I saw her. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Nigel

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