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From: "Patricia Ringley" <>
Subject: [PARSONS] Howard Herschel Parsons Obituary - Stickleyville, Lee Co.,VA
Date: Thu, 8 Apr 2010 19:13:06 -0400


KINGSPORT (TN) TIMES-NEWS

Herschel Parsons

Stickleyville, VA - Howard Herschel Parsons, 65, entered into rest Friday evening (April 2, 2010) at Lee Regional Medical Center in Pennington Gap surrounded by his loving family. A lifelong resident of Lee County, he was an avid gardener, retired correctional officer and a Vietnam veteran.

He was preceded in death by his parents Charles Leonard and Ella Adaline Campbell Parsons; brother Clarence Wayne Parsons; sister Vivian Adams; brothers-in-law, Ellis Early, Otto Adams and Philip Burgin. He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Phylis Burgin Parsons; daughters, Mandy Parsons and Sarah Beth Parsons, all of Stickleyville; brothers, Bill Parsons and wife Lois, Don Parsons and wife Della, both of Kingsport, Echol Parsons and wife Deloris of Pennington Gap (VA), Ron Parsons and wife Brenda of Ashburn, VA; sisters, June Early of Stickleyville, Nina Vaughn and husband Gene of Dayton, OH, and Lucille Lease of Sykesville, MD; several nieces and nephews; sister-in-law Charlene Burgin of Woodway; a host of other relatives and friends, including special friend Jim Fannon of Stickleyville.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 pm on Tuesday at the Sturgill Funeral Home in Pennington Gap, VA. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 pm on Wednesday in the chapel of the funeral home with Rev. Paul Davis, Jr. officiating. Interment will follow in the Legg Cemetery in Pattonsville. His nephews will serve as pallbearers. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Stickleyville Volunteer Fire Department, Rt. 1 Box 125 E., Duffield, VA 24244

To view obit and sign the guest book, visit us at www.sturgillfuneralhome.com. Sturgill Funeral Home of Pennington Gap is in charge of the arrangements.


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