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Obituary: Kenneth Neil Parnell, 67

Mr. Parnell was the head of a large family. He leaves 44 direct descendants

Kenneth Neil Parnell, 67, Hodgenville, KY, died Wednesday, November 12, 2008, at Sunrise Manor Nursing Home in Hodgenville, KY.

He was the son of the late Albert and Lora Strader Parnell. He was a disabled tree trimmer.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00pmCT, at Butler Funeral Home in Edmonton, KY, with burial in Maple Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4:00pmCT until 8:00pm, Saturday, November 15, 2008, and after 9:00amCT at the funeral home.

He is survived by his wife, Nora Rodgers Parnell and the following:
  • Six sons: Kenny (Shawn) Parnell, Knob Lick, KY; Don (Nancy) Parnell, Knob Lick, KY; Kendall Parnell, Elizabethtown, KY; Roger Parnell, Elizabethtown, KY; Charlie (Donna) Parnell, Columbia, KY; and Lindsey Floyd Parnell, Hodgenville, KY.

  • Three daughters: Kathy (Charles) Tarter, Columbia, KY; Lora (Danny Burton, Little Barren, KY; and Carolyn (Russell) Head of Elizabethtown

  • Three sisters: Audrey Blaydes, Dorothy Hall, and Marie Pierce

  • And by 35 grandchildren
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by two children, Janet Parnell and Troy Parnell; a daughter in law, Kim Parnell; two brothers, Rev. J.T.Parnell and Lemmon Parnell; and one sister, Virginia "Jenny" Parnell and three grandchildren.
This obituary was made possible through the support of Grissom-Martin Funeral Home, established in 1926, located one block off the Square at 200 Campbellsville Street in Columbia. To reach David and Cathy Martin, phone 270-384-2149, or E-mail: Large enough to serve comfortably; Small enough to serve personally.


This obituary was made possible through the support of Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, established in 1922, located at 210 Greensburg Street in Columbia. To reach Louis and Brenda McQueary and Richard and Mary Beth Phelps, phone 270-384-2145, or call our 24-hour community obituary information line, 384-6999. E-mail: Website URL: Friends you trust, caring for people you love.
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