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Dorothy Rea Parnell, 87, Adair County, KY (1929-2016)

She was a member of Jones Chapel United Methodist Church and had retired from Fruit of the Loom. She was a member of a foremost Gradyville area family. She was the daughter of the late John Buren and Josie Venus McKinney Mouser, and the widow of James C. "Jiggs" Parnell. She leaves six direct living descendants.
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Dorothy Rea Parnell, 87, of Columbia, Kentucky, died Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at 2:35pmCT, at T.J. Samson Hospital in Glasgow, KY.

Funeral services will be Friday, December 9, 2016 at 11amCT, at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home with Rev. Mike Moon and Rev. Steve Pescosolido officiating. Burial in Jones Chapel Cemetery, 2700 Jones Chapel Road, Columbia, KY. Visitation will be after 4pmCT, Thursday, December 8, 2016.

Casket Bearers: Jamie Richard, Dereck Richard, Chase Richard, Barry Hamlett, Danny Mouser, Scotty Alexander

Dorothy Rea Parnell, 87, Adair County, KY (1929-2016)

She was born March 18, 1929, in Green County, KY. She was the daughter of the late John Buren and Josie Venus McKinney Mouser. She died Tuesday, December 6, 2016, at the age of 87 years, eight months, and 18 days.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James C. "Jiggs" Parnell; a son, Billy Joe Parnell; a brother, Harold Mouser; and a sister, Juanita Price.

She was a member of Jones Chapel United Methodist Church and retired from Fruit of the Loom.

Survivors include:
  • One son and daughter-in-law: Mike and Sherry Parnell of Columbia, KY

  • One daughter and son-in-law: Carolyn and Johnny Richard of Columbia, KY

  • One sister: Margie Hicks of St. Pete, Florida

  • Four grandchildren: Jamie Richard, Dereck Richard, Benisha Johnson, and Angela Alexander

  • Eight great-grandchildren

  • And a host of other relatives and friends
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Grissom-Martin Funeral Home, 200 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY, in chargeof arrangements.

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Dorothy Rea Parnell, 87, Adair County, KY (1929-2016)

2016-12-07 - 200 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY - Photo from Grissom-Martin Funeral Home.

Dorothy Rea Parnell, 87, Adair County, KY (1929-2016)

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