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34550 Highway 43
PO Box 635
Thomasville, AL 36784
Phone: 334-636-4456
Fax: 334-636-0056
James McArthur Parnell

James McArthur Parnell

October 28, 1943 - November 14, 2019
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James McArthur "Skeeter" Parnell age 76 of Thomasville, AL died November 14, 2019 at his home. He was born October 28, 1943 in Tibbie, AL to James E. and Eula Maxine Parnell. Skeeter was a former car salesman and was pastor of Dickinson Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Mary Ann McKinley Parnell of Thomasville, AL; four sons, Arnold Parnell of Thomasville, AL; Ronald (Mack) Parnell of Indian Mound, TN; Mark McKinley of Thomasville, AL; and Jon Wesley Parnell of Thomasville, AL; three daughters, Connie Parnell Morgan of Pine Hill, AL; Rebecca (Missy) Parnell Gustafson of Mount Eagle, TN; and Susan Parnell Treadwell of Woodstock, GA; five brothers, Rayford Parnell of Thomasville, AL; Don Parnell of Leroy, AL; Leon Parnell of Chilton, AL; Douglas Parnell of Thomasville, AL; and Kenney Parnell of Mobile, AL; three sisters, Shelia Parnell Green of Fulton, AL; Joyce Parnell Huckabee of Louisianna; and Sara Parnell Holder of Texas; eighteen grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, James E. and Eula Maxine Parnell; two sisters, Diane Mullins and Shirley Jackson; and brother, Freeman Parnell.

Visitation will be held at O'Bryant Chapel Funeral Home on Saturday, November 16, 2019 from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm. Funeral services will be held at O'Bryant Chapel Funeral Home on Sunday, November 17, 2019 at 2:00 pm with Rev. Walter Smith officiating. Burial will follow at Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery.

Arrangements by O'Bryant Chapel Funeral Home.
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  • Visitation

    November 16, 2019 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    November 16, 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    O'Bryant Chapel Funeral Home
    34550 Highway 43
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  • Service

    November 17, 2019 | 2:00pm
    November 17, 2019 2:00pm
    O'Bryant Chapel Funeral Home
    34550 Highway 43
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  • Interment

    Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery
    7759 Old Highway 5 South
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Sarah Smith Dailey

Posted at 09:33am
So sorry to hear of your loss. May God pull you closer and give you the strength you need to heal and understand. Hugs and Prayers: Bruce & Lorraine Smith and family

Carmen Stewart (On behalf of Beam Team, Inc)

Posted at 09:25pm
Susan , wishing you and your family peace and strength during this difficult time. (From your Family at Beam Team, Inc)
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Michelle Haskew Hodge

Posted at 07:27pm
I'm so very sorry to hear of the loss in your family. Peace be with you all as you grieve.

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