Family-Placed Death Notice
PARRIS, Nancy Nancy Ruth Adams Parris, 74, of Flowery Branch, Georgia died Wednesday, April 2, 2008, at Peachtree Christian Hospice in Duluth, Georgia. Nancy, whose initials honored the National Recovery Act, was born December 30, 1933 in Waterloo, Iowa. She attended the Iowa State Teachers College High School in Cedar Falls, Iowa, and earned her R.N. at the State University of Iowa in Iowa City. Nancy, who made friends easily and who dedicated her life to providing comfort and assistance to anyone in need, was affectionately known in her community as "Nurse Nancy". Her professional accomplishments were many. Nancy was one of the founding members of the Future Nurses Program in Marion, Iowa, served as Chairman of the Public Television Committee in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin; established community teen pregnancy and anti-smoking programs during her tenure as school nurse in Port Washington, Wisconsin; worked as a psychiatric nursing instructor in Milwaukee and even served as the Head Nurse for the Road America Race Track. She will be greatly missed by all who were fortunate to know her. Nancy is survived by her husband, Waverly Parris, to whom she was married in 1954; her son Gregory Parris; daughter, Jennifer Parris Olmstead; son-in-law, John Olmstead; grandson, William Olmstead; a brother, Morris Adams of Iowa; sisters, Debbie Adams of Illinois, and Patricia Simmons of Minnesota; and her many friends and extended family members. Services: Sunday, April 6 from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m., Four Seasons Lake Lanier Clubhouse, Flowery Branch, Georgia. Arrangements by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory, Buford, GA, 770-932-1133, www.flaniganfuneralhome.com.