Mary Belle McClain Parnell
Funeral Date: 4/16/2016

Obituary:
Mary Belle McClain Parnell, age 89, Warren, AR, died Wednesday, April 13, at N.H.C. in Murfreesboro, TN. Born March 11, 1927, in Rye, AR, she was a daughter of the late Henry Bester McClain and Gracie Mae Roberts McClain. Mary was a member of Calvary Baptist Church and the widow of Clyde Wayne Parnell who died April 13, 1995. They were united in marriage April 4, 1943. Mary loved gardening, canning and sewing stuffed rabbits and Raggedy Ann dolls, all of which she won many blue ribbons for at the Bradley County Fair. She spent many years working at Gannaway’s Drug Store. Mary was a generous mother, a wonderful grandmother and was the ultimate caregiver. Also preceding her in death were brothers Coy Fike McClain and Roy McClain. Survivors are one son David Parnell and spouse Joyce of Nash, TX. One daughter Paula Lamberson and spouse Ken of Murfreesboro, TN. Two grandchildren Reid Lamberson of Dallas, TX, and Mary Robyn Schmahl of Murfreesboro, TN. Two great-grandchildren Tyler Schmahl and Owen Schmahl. Graveside service was 4:00 p.m. Saturday April 16, at Union Cemetery in Rye, AR, with Rev. Reuel Cruce officiating. Arrangements were by Frazer’s Funeral Home. Active pallbearers were Ken Lamberson, David Parnell and Reid Lamberson.

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Name: PHYLLIS DEAN STEVENSON
Message: David, Paula & Family, my prayers are with you all during this time of grief.

Name: Patti and Donnie Bryant
Message: Our deepest sympathies.

Name: Charles Landers
Message: Paula and David. So sorry for your loss. My thoughts ad prayers are with you.

Name: Deloris & Sherri Jones
Message: So sorry for your loss. Prayers for you all. She was a wonderful woman.

Name: Klay and LaWanda McKinney
Message: Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.

Name: Sandra & Tommy Toole
Message: So very sorry for your loss.