Veva "Parkie" Parkinson Mantooth
Veva "Parkie" Parkinson Mantooth, 100, went to be with our Lord January 2, 2013. Parkie was born December 7, 1912, in Okmulgee, Oklahoma to Ora C. Parkinson and Effie Melinda Brock Parkinson. She married Claude W. Mantooth on June 30, 1935, and they were happily married for 54 years.
He proceeded her in death, as did her two older sisters, Zelma and Juanita.
Survivors include her son John (Pauline) Mantooth of Garland, Texas, two daughters Marge (Larry) Solley of Little Rock, Arkansas and Barbara (Alan) Golden of Shreveport. Grandchildren include Karen (Danny) Sullivan of North Little Rock, Arkansas, Wayne (April) Solley of Westlake, Texas, Mark (Karen) Mantooth of Sachse, Texas, David (Tracy) Mantooth of Farmers Branch, Texas, Todd Ellington of Shreveport,, and Laura Golden of Penbroke Pines, Florida. Great-grandchildren include Katie, Billy, and Renalson Sullivan, Grant and Weston Solley, and Joshua Mantooth.
Visitation will be held at Hixson Brothers Funeral Home in Alexandria on Monday January 7 from 10 a.m. until the time of the Funeral at 2 p.m.
God was always the center of Parkie's life. She had a profound belief in the Bible, and raised her family by its teachings and was an Auxiliary member of the Gideons International.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Gideons International 5437 W. Orchid Lane, Glendale, AZ 85302