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Lorraine Parks, 95, Crocus community native

She was a member of a distinguished Adair County, KY family, the daughter of the late Rev. Lucian Jones and Margaret Stone Jones. She was a 1939 graduate of Jackman High School in Columbia, KY and went on to become an educator in the public schools, a business owner, member of many organizations and a member of the Baptist Church.
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Lorraine Parks, 95, of Chicago, Illinois, formerly of the Crocus Community in Russell County, KY, passed away on November 18, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois. Her funeral service will be held Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at 12noonCT at the First Baptist Church, 847 Burkesville Street, Columbia, KY. Clergy officiating will be the Rev. Harold Steel. Interment will be in the Stone-Jones Cemetery on Loren Collins Road, Crocus, KY. Visitation will begin prior to the funeral at 11amCT Tuesday until the funeral hour at the church.


Lorraine Parks, 95, of Chicago, Illinois formerly of the Crocus Communty in Russell County passed away on November 18, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois.

She was born in the Crocus Community the daughter of the late Rev. Lucian Jones of Cedar Grove Baptist Church, Crocus, KY and Margaret Stone Jones, she was the seventh of twelve children.

She graduated from Jackman High School in Columbia, Ky class of 1939 and Kentucky State University in Frankfort, KY where she earned two Bachelorís Degrees in Education class of 1944.

She was an educator in the Chicago Public Schools, she also owned Hurdís Cleaners for years she ran multiple locations until 1979.

She was a member of many organizations, Eastern Star, The Nous Sevon Club, the Goodwill Club, St. Bernard, Little Company of Mary, Larabida Childrenís Hospital, Salvation Army.

She joined Saint John Baptist Church in 1950 and continued serving the Lord there the rest of her days.

Survived by
  • One son: Herschel Hurd, Jr.

  • Grandchildren: Cordell Cherry Jr., Marcus Breaux, Sonya Breaux, Sharon Miles, Michael Cherry, Anthony Cherry, Zenobia Hurd, Shonny Pickens, Terry Johnson, Eden Hurd, Tony Hughes and P. Herd,

  • and host of great grandchildren.
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Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, 210 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY, in charge of arrangements.


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Lorraine Parks, 95, Adair County, KY, native (d. 18 Nov 2016)



2016-12-03 - 210 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY - Photo from Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home. Lorraine Parks, right 95, Crocus community of Adair County, KY, native (d. 18 Nov 2016) with her granddaughter Zenobia Hurd.
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