J.R. Lovell passed away Thursday, April 25, 2013. Service: 10 a.m. Monday in Shannon Rose Hill Memorial Park. Visitation: 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Shannon Rose Hill Funeral Chapel. He was a veteran of the Korean War
and retired from Gifford-Hill Pipe. He was preceded in death by his wife, Melba Lovell. Survivors: Son, Johnny Lovell Parrish; stepchildren, Pat, Fred and Robert; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; sister, Rachel Jarnigan; and special friend, Bonnie Steiley.