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Obituary for James McArthur Parnell

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.