Melvin Vernon Parrish, February 24, 1927 ~ February 17, 2014
Melvin Vernon Parrish, 86 of Cullman, Alabama passed away, Monday, February 17, 2014 at his home. He was born February 24, 1927 in Blackburn, Arkansas to James Parrish and Mary Elizabeth Davis Parrish.
SFC Melvin V. Parrish served his country in the U.S Army in Korea during 1950-1952. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Mildred Parrish; five sisters, Violet Bowling, Dorothy Lyons, Evelyn Wise, May Johnson and Oneita Walker and two brothers, Delbert Parrish and Glen Parrish. Survivors include his three sons, William Dean Parrish and wife Phyllis of Jasper, AL, Russell Parrish and wife Mickey of Cullman, AL and Larry Parrish and wife Charla of Hoover, AL; daughter, Denise Bates and husband Larry of Jasper, AL; two brothers, Huebert Parrish and wife Melva and Lambert Parrish both of Fayetteville, AR; six grandchildren; ten great grandchildren and several other family members and friends. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 PM, Thursday, February 20, 2014 at the funeral Home. A Funeral service will be held on Friday at 10:00 AM at Beard’s Funeral Chapel in Fayetteville with Bruce Smithson officiating. Burial will be at Baptist Ford Cemetery .
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