2009-12-10 / Obituaries


Ethel K. Parnell, 88, of Tibbie died Dec. 3, 2009 at her residence.

She was born March 20, 1921. She was a member of Chalker Memorial United Methodist Church. She was a homemaker.

Survivors include two sons, Sherrill (Olivia) Parnell, Tibbie, Perry Parnell, Chickasaw; two brothers, Rev. Herman (Ethel) Knapp, Tallassee, Ben (Lula) Knapp, Tibbie; one sister, Jewel Hoffman, Texas; three grandchildren, Byron (Rose) Parnell, Andy (Lisa) Parnell, Jason Parnell; four greatgrandchildren, Jake, Ashton, Courtlynne, Caitlynne and a host of nephews, nieces and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Leonard Parnell, her parents, William “Bill” and Julia E. Knapp and a grandson, Eric Parnell.

The service was Dec. 6 at 2 p.m. at Chalker Memorial United Methodist Church in the Seaboard community with Revs. James I. Scarbrough and Joe Goodman officiating. Burial was in the Chalker Cemetery. St. Stephens Funeral Home directed.

Active pallbearers were Wesley Knapp, Mike Knapp, Douglas Knapp, Gaylon Dees, Larin Dees and Rusty King.

Honorary pallbearers were Jim and Barbara Chappelle, John and Sandra Cave, Brenda Taylor, Ronda Whatley, Cherrie Howard, Tammy Meinhardt, Alisha McGrew, Carie Martin, Brenda Howard, Jody Rivers and Ronnie Reed.


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