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Graveside Service

Addie Cemetery
Friday April 22nd, 2022

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Stella Owens Parris

Stella Owens Parris, 99 years old of Sylva entered into her heavenly home on April 19, 2022, surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Durant, OK, on January 27, 1923. She was the daughter of the late O.L. and Omie Owens and the wife of the late Charlie S. Parris, who passed away in 2002.


She loved working in her garden and working on puzzles but most of all she loved being with her family. When time for any of them to leave she would say “Do you have to go and when are you coming back”. No amount of time was long enough. She will be greatly missed by all who loved her. She was a wonderful mother and friend to all.


Stella was also predeceased by grandson, Scott Jamison and son-in-law, John Grant, two sisters and one brother.


Stella is survived by two daughters, Rita Sue Grant, whom she made her home with, Ruth Ann Conard (Johnny) of Candler; two sons, Bobby Parris (Patsy) of Sylva, Bill Parris (Pat) of Brevard. Seven grandchildren, Jeff Jamison (Valarie) of Sylva, Mark Parris (Marianne) of Ardmore, TN, Beverly Gaddis (Jody) of Sylva, Susan Messina (Doug) of Tampa, FL, Steven Parris (Allison) of Fletcher, Amy Weaver (Ben) of Fletcher, Laura Markle (Travis) of Marietta, GA and two step granddaughters, Teena Keefer (James) and Selina Rector (Herman). Twenty one great-grandchildren and three great great-grandchildren.


A Graveside Service will be held at 2:00pm on Friday, April 22, 2022, at Addie Cemetery with Rev. Terry Taylor officiating. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

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A candle was lit in memory of Stella Parris

Bea T Buchanan May 2 2022 8:11 PM

Dear Bobby, Pasty, and Beverly, Sending prayers for the Lord to be with you during this difficult time. We pray for strength and courage as you go forward and hope that rich memories will bring you peace. Amy, Sheila and Katie Hoyle

Amy Hoyle Apr 30 2022 4:20 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Stella Parris

Sherrie Buchanan Apr 23 2022 4:05 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Stella Parris

Donna Jones Apr 21 2022 10:57 PM

Stella was my great grandmother and I was lucky enough to have her for 25 years which is more than most people get. She was a bright light in mine and everyone elses lives that knew her. There is no one more deserving of eternal peace. My only memories of her are beautiful ones. We were so lucky.

Mackenzie Gaddis Apr 21 2022 11:28 AM

A more precious soul, you will never know. So kind and caring to everyone. Her smile lit the room. Her arms wrapped you in love. So devoted to family. Always welcoming. An inspiration to all. Would cook for days for family get togethers & a great cook she was. Taught us all what love means. I was honored to know & love her beautiful soul. God bless & carry her family forward.

Kim Hightower Apr 21 2022 10:31 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Stella Parris

Dennis Wilkey Apr 21 2022 9:44 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Stella Parris

gary gunter Apr 21 2022 8:06 AM

Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this sad time. May you find comfort in the many good memories and from the love and support of your family and friends

Norma and Mike Clayton Apr 21 2022 6:30 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Stella Parris

Ruth Bryson Apr 21 2022 6:28 AM

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