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Elder J.W. Parks, age 85 of Carrollton, passed away Monday, May 15, 2017. He was born August 12, 1931 in Carroll County, Georgia to the late Rev. Glynn Parks and Josie Palmer Parks. He graduated from Carrollton High School where he pitched for the high school baseball team. He was the owner and operator of Parks Grocery and was a Baptist minister for over 55 years. He was a member of Beulah Land Baptist Church. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by a sister, Dorothy Thompson. He is survived by his loving wife, Joyce Hazel Clark Parks of Carrollton; his sons and daughters-in-law, David and Debra Parks of Ephesus, and Dan and Nancy Parks of Carrollton; daughters and sons-in-law, Donna and Eric Mansfield of Carrollton and Sherry and Gary Kennedy also of Carrollton; sister, Elizabeth Driver of Carrollton; brother, Billy Parks of Ephesus; nine grandchildren, twenty-three great grandchildren, one great-great grandchild, and a number of nieces and nephews. Funeral service will be conducted Thursday, May 18, 2017 at 2:00 PM from Beulah Land Baptist Church with Elder Brad Gordon, Elder Archie Streetman, and Elder Harold Turner officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery with Elder Herschel Tibbitts performing the graveside service. Those serving as pallbearers will be Dustin Smith, Daniels Parks, Shane Gore, Jared Kennedy, Leland Chandler, Jason Hahn, Seth Parks, and Drew Hahn. Honorary pallbearers will be ministers of the New Hope Baptist Association. The family will receive friends Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at Martin & Hightower Heritage Chapel from 5:00 PM until 9:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Beulah Land Baptist Church Sick & Distressed Fund C/O: Shane Gore at 1688 Pleasant Hill Road, Carrollton, GA 30116.
Messages of condolence may be sent to the family at www.martin-hightower.com. Martin & Hightower Heritage Chapel of Carrollton has charge of the arrangements.


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Visitation

Wednesday

17

May

5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Martin & Hightower Funeral Home

1312 South Park Street
Carrollton, GA 30117

Service

Thursday

18

May

2:00 PM
Beulah Land Baptist Church

1688 Pleasant Hill Road
Carrollton, Georgia 30116

Cemetery Details

Location

Beulah Land Baptist Church Cemetery (Carrollton)

1688 Pleasant Hill Road
Carrollton, Georgia 30116

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