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Dolores Parson, 82, Adair County, KY (1939-2021)

Dolores Parson, 82, of Columbia, Kentucky, died Thursday, July 1, 2021 at her home.

She was born May 5, 1939, in Adair County, to the late Beckham and Essie Campbell Loy. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Johnnie Parson and her brother, Kenneth Loy. Dolores was a member of Columbia Church of Christ and was employed at Loy's Department Store for many years.

Survivors include:

Her son - Brett Shepherd of Columbia

Her sister - Joyce Griffin of Crestwood

Three grandchildren - April (Shannon) Greer, Stacey (Joey) Page and Brenton Shepherd

Six great-grandchildren, one step-great-grandchild and five step-great-great-grandchildren

A special friend - Mary Jane Williams of Columbia

Several other relatives and friends

Funeral service - Sunday, July 4, 2021 at 2pmCT at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home with Hugh Gannon officiating. Burial in Loy Cemetery at Fairplay. Visitation after 10amCT Sunday.

Casket Bearers: Shannon Greer, Joey Page, Trenton Page, Mason Hatfield, Sam Baker, and Randy Griffin.

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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