Kathryn P. Parrish

Published 5:50 pm Thursday, May 28, 2020

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COURTLAND, VA – Kathryn Payne Parrish, 98, widow of Frank Roland Parrish, passed away May 27, 2020 in Accordius Health at Courtland.

Kathryn was a native of Murfreesboro, NC, and was a daughter of the late Paul Douglas Payne and Katie Boyett Payne. She was also predeceased by a son, Frank R. Parrish, Jr., three sisters, Margarite Pierce, Alice McDonald, and Eleanor Williams, and a brother, Fred Payne.

Kathryn was a graduate of Murfreesboro High School and attended Chowan College. She was a devoted Christian and a member of Victory Baptist Church in Courland.

Left to cherish her memory are two daughters, Kay P. Grovesteen (Lon), and Anne P. Cole (Perry); three sons, John M. Parrish (Phyllis), Stephen F. Parrish, and Tim B. Parrish (Mary); thirteen grandchildren; thirty-six great grandchildren; and six great-great grandchildren.

The family would like to thank the staff of Accordius Health at Courtland and her hospice nurse, Joyce.

A Going Home Celebration will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, June 1, 2020 at Riverside Cemetery in Murfreesboro with Pastor Chris Wallace officiating.

The family suggests that memorial donations be made to Courtland Rescue Squad or Courtland Fire Department.