LA GRANGE - Walter Emmitt Parrish, 92, of La Grange, passed away Friday, November 9, 2012 on his 92nd birthday. Emmitt was born November 9, 1920 in Wayne County to the late Walter Scott Parrish and Eva Nance Parrish. He was preceded in death by his wives, Sally Daniels Parrish and Margaret Boyette Parrish. Emmitt was a life-long farmer and a member of Walnut Creek Original Free Will Baptist Church. In later years, he enjoyed gardening and working in his yard. A graveside service of remembrance will be held Sunday, November 11, 2012 at 3 p.m. from Fairview Cemetery with Rev. Tony McLamb officiating. Mr. Parrish is survived by five children, Eugene Parrish and wife Dora of La Grange, Judy Ward and husband Joe of Rolesville, Donald Parrish and wife Christine of La Grange, Carrol Suddreth and husband Wade of La Grange and Sylvia Galloway and husband Ronald of La Grange; eight grandchildren, Christel Perry and husband Jay, Gene Parrish and wife April, Joey Ward, Jerry Ward and wife Jennifer, Tony Parrish and wife Rachel, Donna Mitchell and husband Gabe, Robin Benson and husband Garry, Scott Barrow; and 14 great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends Sunday following the graveside service and at other times they will be at the Parrish home. Online condolences may be expressed at rousefh.com. Memorials may be directed to Walnut Creek Free Will Baptist Church, 138 North Beston Road, La Grange, NC 28551 or Kitty Askins Hospice Center, 107 Handley Park Court, Goldsboro, NC 27534. Arrangements are with Rouse Funeral Home, La Grange. Sign the guestbook at Kinston.com.
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Published in Free Press from November 11 to November 14, 2012