October 1, 1917 ~ January 19, 2015

Born in: Buncombe Co., NC,
Resided in: Leicester, NC

Myrtle Viola Parham, 97, of Leicester, died Monday, January 19, 2015. A native of Buncombe Co., she was a daughter of the late Eddie and Martha Etta Brookshire Parham. She was also preceded in death by her brother, Arnold Parham, and sister, Lillie Hunt. Ms. Parham is survived by her sister, Evelyn Parham; nephew Eddie Hunt and wife Sharon; and great-nephew Ethan Hunt. Graveside services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday at the Mountain View Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery, with the Rev. Douglas Love officiating. The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Friday at Groce Funeral Home, Patton Ave. The family expresses their thanks to the cousins, neighbors, and caregivers. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Manna Food Bank or to the Salvation Army.

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  1. In today’s world, it is a privilege to live to be 97 years old. I’m sure your loved one brought joy to several generations. Removing the sting of death will only come by means of a resurrection. This promise is found in the Bible at Acts 24:15. A precious gift indeed. Find comfort in knowing that your loved one will be remembered by the restorer of life.

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