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Daphne Parks Majors

Raleigh, N.C.

Daphne Parks Majors, 93, died on January 2, 2014, in Raleigh, NC, surrounded by her children, loved ones, and caregivers. Daphne was born in Dewy Rose, GA, March 27, 1920, the only child of the late Coy Cunningham Parks and Laura Skelton Parks. She attended schools in Dewy Rose, Bowman, Buford, Elberton, and Athens, Georgia.

She graduated from the University of Georgia in 1941 with a B.A. in Journalism, and was an active member of Kappa Alpha Theta. She lived and worked in Athens at Michael's Department store prior to her marriage to Frank A. Majors. They made their home in Atlanta for 48 years, raising two children. An active member of St. Philip's Cathedral for 47 years, she also worked and volunteered in many capacities during her Atlanta years.

She and Frank restored and maintained a cabin in Blue Creek Community of White County, GA, beginning in 1971, and moved there in 1995. They were active members of The Episcopal Church of the Resurrection, Sautee, GA. She also was a lifetime member of the White County Historical Society, serving on the Board of Directors for 7 years. She loved to farm, garden, and restore the world around her. She moved her residence to Fountain Inn, SC, in 2001, becoming an active member of Holy Cross Episcopal Church, Simpsonville, SC. She remained there until 2010, when she moved to Raleigh, NC, where she was active in many programs at the Magnolia Glen community.

She was predeceased by her husband of fifty years. Surviving family members are daughter, Carol Majors of Raleigh, NC; son, Parks Majors and his wife Linda of Fountain Inn, SC; grandson, Alexander Majors of Mauldin, SC; and granddaughter, Laura Willard Tucker and her husband Tom of Minneapolis, MN.

A funeral service will be held at 11 am, Thursday, January 9, 2014, at The Episcopal Church of the Resurrection, Sautee, Ga., with visitation following. Arrangements are with Barrett Funeral Home of Cleveland, GA. ( In lieu of flowers, memorials to her or your favorite organizations would be preferred.

Published in The Greenville News on Jan. 6, 2014
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