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Frances Ellen Parry

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POQUOSON - Frances Ellen Parry, 83, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, February 17, 2016. She was a loving wife and mother who enjoyed life and had a deep faith in Jesus Christ. She served as moderator of the Women of the Church in the Presbytery of the Piedmont in South Carolina, and was a member of Hidenwood Presbyterian Church, Newport News. Frances Ellen received a Bachelor's degree in Education from Agnes Scott College; a Master's degree in Education from the University of Virginia; and a Master's degree in Library Science from the University of South Carolina. She served as a teacher and elementary school librarian for many years in both Virginia and South Carolina. Frances Ellen was preceded in death by her parents, Frances Gilkeson & William Fred Coley; husband, Thomas Herbert Parry; daughter, Virginia Gilkeson Parry; and aunt, Ellen Gilkeson. She is survived by her two sons, William Thomas Parry and Robert Brinsmead Parry; and cousins, Jim Gilkeson, David Gilkeson, Scott Gilkeson, Julie Gilkeson Rittenour, and Page Gilkeson Simpson. A Memorial service will be held Tuesday, Feb. 23, 1:00 PM, at Hidenwood Presbyterian Church, 414 Hiden Blvd., Newport News by Rev. William G. Lamont. Condolences to claytorrollins.com . Claytor Rollins Funeral Home, Poquoson, has the arrangements.
Published in Daily Press on Feb. 21, 2016
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