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Mary Parks

Posted on Tuesday, June 5, 2012 at 1:57 pm

Mary Constance “Connie” Parks, age 75 of Fayetteville, passed away May 28 at Lincoln Medical Center after suffering a heart attack. She was a native of Birmingham, Ala. and the daughter of the late William F. and Estelle Pogue Franklin, Jr.  Mrs. Parkes was a homemaker and a member of the Kelso Cumberland Presbyterian Church where she sang in the choir. Survivors include two sons, Robert Jackson “Bobby” Parkes, Jr. (Cindy Hoffman) and John Franklin Parkes (Lisa Johnston); sister Shannon Ward of Millen, Ga.; and five grandchildren, Thompson Luke Kelly (daughter-in-law April Williams), James Robert Parkes, Jarrod Franklin Parkes, Alexis Elizabeth Parkes and Mary Katherine Parkes. Funeral services were held June 2 at Higgins Funeral Home with Rev. Kirk Smith officiating.  Burial followed in Lynchburg Cemetery, where she was buried beside her husband Robert Jackson “Bobby” Parkes, who died in 2001. Higgins Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.