Bettie M. Parkes

Death Notice

We regret to inform you that, Ms. Bettie M. Parkes, age 85, formerly of Lewisburg passed on Wednesday, August 23, 2017 at Mt. Pleasant Healthcare Facility after an extended illness.  She was a devoted member of Greater First Baptist Church.

She was the daughter of the late Willie Parkes and Tennie Hill Parkes.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Odell Owens; one daughter, Bettie Marie Owens and two brothers; Charles Parkes and Paul Allen Parkes.

Bettie Parkes, was educated in Marshall County and continued her education in the field of the Culinary Arts.  She was employed in the school cafeteria in Marshall County and was enthusiastic to share her knowledge of health and nutrition.  She will be missed and remembered with loving affection.

She leaves treasured memories to her two daughters; Penelope S. Frierson and Jacqueline Owens of Columbia, and one son; James Odell Owens, Jr. of Columbia; thirteen grandchildren, fifteen great-grandchildren, and twenty-seven great-great grandchildren, a devoted niece, Debbie Rhodes of Lewisburg, and many other nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Visitation and Viewing will be held on Saturday, September 2, 2017 at Greater First Baptist Church, from 11:00 am till 12 Noon, the Funeral Service will begin at 12:00 Noon, interment will follow in Hill Cemetery.

“When only memories remain, let them be beautiful.”

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