June 8, 1911 ~ April 8, 1999
Mr. Parris was born in Madison County and was a son of the late William and Jessie Ammons Parris. He was a certified orthotist in hearing aid sales and was a member of the NC Hearing Aid Society.
He is survived by his wife, Hellen Stevens Parris; a daughter, Donna P. Brakefield of North Myrtle Beach, SC; two brothers, William Parris, Jr. and Rex Parris; two grandchildren, Kelly Brakefield and Jennifer Coughlon, and five great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at 1:30 pm Sunday at Leicester United Methodist Church, where he was a member, with the Revs. Richard Patzfahl and Ralph Jacks officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
His family will receive friends from 7 - 8:30 pm Saturday at Groce Funeral Home and request that memorials be made to Leicester United Methodist Church.