Maxine Parsons Cain
Funeral Date: 10/9/2014

Obituary:
Maxine Parsons Cain, of Warren, died on October 6, 2014, at the Hospice Home Care facility in Little Rock. She was born on October 20, 1926, in Mountain View, Arkansas, daughter of Jack and Arlie Long Parsons. After World War II, she became a beautician and owned a beauty shop for six years before marrying Robert L. Cain, a management forester, and moving to Warren where they lived for the fifty-four years of their marriage until his death on October 9, 2007. During those years, she was an active member of The First Presbyterian Church in Warren where she served as an elder, taught Sunday school and worked in many other capacities, including Women of the Church and hospitality. (Remember those All-Bran rolls?) For a time, she was also a member of the P.E.O. Sisterhood. An accomplished seamstress, she made many beautiful clothes for herself and her children, kept an immaculate house, and tended a bountiful garden. She was active in the Warren YMCA and devoted herself to the many school, church, sports and music activities of her multi-generational family spanning over fifty years. Her dedication to family, church and community was evident in all that she did. In addition to her husband and parents, her only sibling, William Franklin Parsons of Mountain View, preceded her in death. She is survived by her four children, Larry D. Bates of Little Rock and his wife, Sherry, Mary Ellen Cain of Silver Spring, MD, Susan Cain Hunter of Fort Smith, and Dr. Robert C. Cain of Knoxville, TN and his wife, Dr. Pamela Cain; her sister-in-law, Helen Parsons of Mountain View, AR, nine grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. Funeral services were 2:00PM Thursday October 9th at Frazerís Chapel with Rev. Philip Farris officiating. Linda Barrett was organist. Burial was in Oakland Cemetery. Active pallbearers were Rick Warner, Brian Martin, Cliff Morgan, David Forrest, Darren Bates and R. Gregg Reep. Honorary pallbearers were Sam Fullerton, John B. Frazer, Jr. and H. Murray Claycomb. Donations in lieu of flowers can be made to the First Presbyterian Church in Warren, AR.

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Name: Ricky Green
Message: My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Name: WHS Class of '72
Message: Mary Ellen and family, we are keeping you all in our prayers.

Name: Janice Wiggam
Message: You are all in my prayers at this sad time. Your mother was loved and admired by all. You have many great memories to cherish. May God comfort you. With Love & Sympathy, Janice Wiggam (Majors)

Name: Susan Roberts
Message: I was privileged to have Mrs. Cain in the Active Older Adults exercise class at the Warren YMCA. What a sweet beautiful woman, who often surprised me with her sense of humor. Fond memories.

Name: Regina Reep Kersten
Message: Just saw the obit on your mom. She was a very special lady, loved by all. You are in our hearts and prayers.