Funeral service for M.C. "Top" Parton, 87, of Lincoln will be 11 a.m. Thursday July 17, 2014, at Chapel Hill Funeral Home with the Rev. John L. Ward and Brother Butch Suddath officiating. Burial will follow at Vinson Cemetery. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. this evening at the funeral home. Mr. Parton passed away Monday July 14, 2014, at Col. Robert L. Howard State Veterans Home in Pell City. He is survived by his daughters, Janis Sanders, Sharon (Ellis) Brock, Judy (Phillip) Hill; son, Curtis (Beverly) Parton; grandchildren, Shawn Hill, Seth Hill, Randall (Tracy) Sanders, Brent Sanders and Shellie Parton Reages; great-grandchildren, Shelby Sanders, Raegan Sanders, Riley McClain and Kaylie McClain; great-great-grandchild, Baila Sanders; brothers, Leldon (Nobie) Parton, Norris Parton, Robert (Becky) Parton; sister, Louise (Grady) Reaves; dear friend, Myrtice Haynes; numerous nieces and nephews. Pallbearers will be grandsons and nephews. Honorary pallbearers will be deacons of Union Grove Methodist Church. Mr. Parton was preceded in death by his wife, Opal Cobb Parton and his parents, Kemper and Alma Parton; son-in-law, Vernon Sanders and sister-in-law, Juanita Parton. Mr. Parton was a member and deacon of Union Grove Methodist Church. He was a WWII veteran serving in Germany as a guard at Nuremberg Prison. His worked as an electrician at both Alabama Water & Pipe and M & H Valve. He was an avid Alabama fan who had a great since of humor and was known for his smile. A special thank you to the staff of Col. Robert L. Howard State Veterans Home and Alacare Hospice of Pell City. The family will accept flowers or donations may be made Union Grove Methodist Church. Condolences may be made at www.chapelhillfh.com
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Published in The Anniston Star on July 16, 2014