Lola Venice Parsons

Thursday, October 24, 2002

Lola Venice Parsons, 91, of Rector died Friday, Oct. 18, 2002, at Arkansas Methodist Medical Center in Paragould.

She was born Jan. 20, 1911, in Knob, the daughter of the late James Dortch and Florence Cribbs Dortch.

She was a homemaker and a member of the Rock Springs Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ruel Parsons, on May 22, 2000; one brother, Ebon Dortch; and one sister, Eula Vowell.

She is survived by one son, Jimmy Parsons of Houston, Texas; one daughter and son-in-law, Rosemary and Junior Hollis of Rector; three grandchildren, Martha Rogers, Keith Parsons and Michele Crancer; six great-grandchildren, Tara Young, Ryan Rodgers, Hayden Crancer, Marla Crancer, Landen Crancer and Grayson Crancer; several nieces and nephews and other relative and friends.

Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Monday, Oct. 21, at Irby Funeral Home Chapel in Rector with Dr. Wayne Gould officiating. Burial was in Rock Springs Cemetery in Knob with Irby Funeral Home of Rector in charge of arrangements.

Pallbearers were Bill Thomas, Larry Catt Sr., Larry Catt Jr., Bruce Catt, Mark Craft, Leland Blackshare, Leroy Cruce and Ross Cole.