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Marjorie S. Parsons

ELLERBE, N.C. -- Marjorie Colleen Stutts Parsons, 89, of 141 Crawford Road, Ellerbe, passed away Saturday, July 28, 2007, at FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital in Pinehurst, N.C.

Mrs. Parsons was born May 9, 1918 in Montgomery County, a daughter of the late Rufus Halley and Ida Lou Martin Stutts. Her beloved husband of 64 years, D.C. Parsons, preceded her in death. She was a devoted wife, mother and "Mema" and an inspiration to all.

Surviving are her children, Larry Parsons and wife, Vickie of Fort Mill, Susan DeWitt and husband, David of Ellerbe, and Miggie Hedrick of Ellerbe; eight grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren; her brother, Herman Stutts (Naomi) of Ellerbe; a sister, Edna Stutts of Mount Gilead, N.C.; and a special family friend, Harry Snyder.

A service to celebrate the life of Marjorie Parsons will be 11 a.m. Monday at Ellerbe First Presbyterian Church PCA, with Rev. James Watson and Rev. Edsel Huffstetler officiating. Interment will follow at Ellerbe Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 4 to 6 today in the fellowship hall of First Presbyterian Church in Ellerbe, and at other times at the Parsons home on Crawford Road.

Memorials may be made to the Fellowship Hall Building Fund, First Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 116, Ellerbe, N.C. 28338.

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Carter Funeral Home of Ellerbe is assisting the Parsons family.