2012-09-03 / Obituaries

Alma Parris, 90, retired from textiles

Alma Ramsey Spencer Parris, 90, of Peachtree Centre, formerly of 217 Draytonville Road, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, Aug. 31, 2012, at Peachtree Centre.

Born in Cherokee County on Aug. 27, 1922, she was the daughter of the late Claude Ramsey and Minnie Ramsey Sanders. She was predeceased by her husbands, Ernest Spencer and James Parris. Mrs. Parris was retired from the textile industry and was a member of Draytonville Baptist Church.

Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Nancy and Roy Mathis of Gaffney; a grandson-in-law, John Collins of Greer; two greatgrandchildren, Jessica and Jacob Collins of Greer; a sister, Maxine Doyle and husband, Ray, of Cary, N.C.; and three step-daughters, Mary Rollins, Evelyn Lanier and Barbara Allison, all of Gaffney.

In addition to her parents and husbands, Mrs. Parris was predeceased by three grandchildren, Major Bruce Mathis, Tammy Mathis Collins and Lisa Michelle Mathis; and two sisters, Imogene McMichael and Dorothy Humphries.

A graveside service will be held Monday, Sept. 3, at 2 p.m. at Draytonville Baptist Church Cemetery with Dr. Robert Ivey and Dr. Keith Harrill officiating. The family will receive friends immediately after the service at the cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Draytonville Baptist Church, 179 Draytonville Church Road, Gaffney, SC 29340; or Peachtree Centre, 1434 N. Limestone St., Gaffney, SC 29341; or Hospice Care of South Carolina, 1612 N. Limestone St., Gaffney, SC 29340.

The family is at the home of Roy and Nancy Mathis, 138 Mulligan Drive.

The family wishes to thank the staff of Peachtree Centre for their loving care of Alma while she was a resident of Peachtree Centre.

An online guest register is available at www.blakelyfuneralhome.com.

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