Bettie M. Parkes

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

We regret to inform you that, Ms. Bettie M. Parkes, age 85, formerly of Lewisburg, passed on Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017, at Mt. Pleasant Healthcare Facility after an extended illness.

She was the daughter of the late Willie Parkes and Tennie Hill Parkes. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Odell Owens; one daughter, Bettie Marie Owens and two brothers; Charles Parkes and Paul Allen Parkes.

She leaves treasured memories to her two daughters; Penelope S. Frierson and Jacqueline Owens of Columbia; one son, James Odell Owens, Jr. of Columbia; thirteen grandchildren; fifteen great-grandchildren; twenty-seven great-great grandchildren; a devoted niece, Debbie Rhodes of Lewisburg; and many other nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Visitation and viewing will be held on Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017, at Greater First Baptist Church, from 11 a.m. until the funeral hour at 12 p.m. Interment will follow in Hill Cemetery.

J. B. Mayberry & Sons Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.