Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Lillie Ruth Parkes

Mrs. Lillie Ruth Parkes, 86, passed away on Tuesday, July 3, 2012, at Oktibbeha County Hospital in Starkville, Mississippi.  Visitation will be Thursday, July 5, 2012, from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Nowell-Massey Funeral Home in Louisville, Mississippi.  Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, July 6, 2012, at Evergreen Baptist Church with Rev. Justin Wilcher officiating.  Interment will be in Evergreen Baptist Church Cemetery.  
Mrs. Parkes was born December 18, 1925.  She was a member of Evergreen Baptist Church.  Mrs. Parkes worked at Spartus Corporation painting clock faces for 18 years; she also enjoyed sitting and ministering to the elderly.
Mrs. Parkes is survived by five daughters:  Beth Smith and husband, Howard, of Charlotte, North Carolina; Patsy Larkin of Augusta, Georgia; Lynn McDonald and husband, Mike, also of Augusta, Georgia; Tina Holdiness and husband, Sam, of Noxapater, Mississippi; and Melanie Hilliard and husband, Sidney, of Louisville, Mississippi.  She is also survived by 10 grandchildren:  Kricket Wrenn and husband, Vincent; Karen Smith; John Hutto and wife, Denise; Skipper Ammons and wife, Jennifer; Phillip Ammons; Jason Holdiness and wife, Christy; Ashley Reynolds and husband, Greg; Laura Files and husband, James; Keith Hilliard and wife, Shawna; and Logan Hilliard; as well as, 11 great-grandchildren.  Mrs. Parkes was preceded in death by her husband, Lewis Parkes; two grandchildren:  Jerry Hutto and Darryl Hutto; her parents, George and Effie Eubanks Farish; her brother, Charles Farish; and two sisters:  Cerelle Edson and Narvelle Hendrickson.   
Pallbearers will be John Hutto, Skipper Ammons, Phillip Ammons, Jason Holdiness, Keith Hilliard, and Logan Hilliard.  Memorials may be given to Evergreen Baptist Church, c/o Joy Childs, 4068 Highway 14 East, Louisville, MS 39339.  Arrangements are under the direction of Nowell-Massey Funeral Home, 724 N. Columbus Avenue, Louisville, MS.  Memories and condolences may be shared with the family by signing the guest register at