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Gertrude Parrish

BENNETTSVILLE -- Mrs. Gertrude Norton Parrish, 82, died Monday, Sept. 10, 2007, in Rock Hill.

Services for Mrs. Parrish, 82, will be held 11 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2007, at Whitner-Evans Funeral Home in Bennettsville. Burial will follow at Spears Cemetery.

Mrs. Parrish was born Feb. 22, 1925, in Dillion County, a daughter of the late Peter Thomas and Lula Baxley Norton. She was a longtime resident of Bennettsville and a member of Hebron United Methodist Church. She was the widow of John Vernon Parrish Sr.

Mrs. Parrish is survived by her children, John Vernon Jr. and Joyce Parrish of Columbia, Vanetta Parrish Bass and Andy Bass of Rock Hill, and Thomas Randolph Parrish of Georgia; her grandchildren, Kelsey (Donald) Corry of Hawaii, Kevin Parrish of Columbia, Kerri (Greg) Roberts of Columbia, Anderson Bass of Rock Hill and Thomas and Marshall Parrish of Richmond, Va.

She was predeceased by a brother, Peter Thomas Norton Jr. and a stepbrother, Grover Norton.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to a charity of one's choice.