Jimmie Parchman

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Former longtime Alaskan Jimmie Faye Parchman, 77, died Oct. 3, 2007, at Titus Regional Medical Center in Mount Pleasant, Texas.
A service was held at Sam B. Harvey Funeral Home in Mount Vernon, Texas.
Jimmie was born Jan. 20, 1930, in Sulphur Bluff, Texas, the youngest of eight children born to James and Sarah Martin.
Jimmie and Frank Parchman married in Mount Vernon, and moved to Alaska in the 1940s so Frank could work with the 302 Operating Engineers Union. Together they had five children. Early in their married lives they made countless trips back and forth over the Alaska Highway to visit relatives.
She was owner of Major Liquor Stores in Anchorage for many years. She sold the last store, which is now the In and Out liquor store in Spenard, about 15 years ago.
Her family wrote: "Even though she retired to Texas, she loved and missed Alaska and all her Alaskan friends. She had such good memories of her life in Alaska and that meant a lot to her.
"She was a most dedicated mother, homemaker and businesswoman. She was known by all for her Southern cooking, especially her homemade fried chicken, cream gravy and biscuits, and her many pies and cakes and other dishes.
"She put her family first above all else and served them with unconditional love. She was a spiritual person, always thinking about the other person, and would help anyone in need. She had such a tender heart for her family and friends. There will never ever be a day that her family will not miss her encouraging words, listening ear, and the Southern cooking she provided. Every day it was like Thanksgiving and Christmas!"
Jimmie is survived by her ex-husband, Frank Parchman; son and daughter-in-law, Justin and Judy Parchman; daughters, Debra Kern, Sherry Farley, Sabrena Tadlock and Tina Parchman; grandchildren, Sabrina, Joshua, Jacob and Jesse Kern, Brandon, Corey, Ashlyn and Lauren Farley, and Terah and Ian Hennick; great-grandchildren, Marquis White Kern and Taylor and Madyson Farley; sister, Reba Borden; and many other relatives.
She was preceded in death by her parents, James and Sarah Martin; brothers, Windell, Edwin and Cecil; sisters, Inez, Geneva and Mabel; grandson, Jason Kern; and niece, Jana Goode Cody.
Jimmie's ashes will be buried in Mount Vernon.
Cards may be sent to Debra Kern, 4100 Allan Place, Anchorage 99508.
Published in Anchorage Daily News on Nov. 15, 2007