Parris, Billy Gene (Dalton)

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Billy Gene Parris, 78, of Dalton, GA, died on Tuesday, February 5, 2013 at his residence. 

He was born July 8, 1934 in Jacksonville, AL, a son of the late Raymond and Thelma Turner Parris; and was also preceded in death by his son, Ronald Gene Parris, brothers, Joe, Cecil and Jimmy Parris; and sisters, Nellie Copeland, Inez Parris and Vivian Ballew. 

He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Lillian Parris of the residence; son, Terry Phillips of Dalton; daughters and sons-in-law, Mary Jane and Larry Morehead of Texas, Alice and Jerry McDowell, Frances and Matt Roddenberry of Cleveland, Janice and Steve Broyles of Naples, FL and Christine and Matt Larsen of Chatsworth; brothers and sister-in-law, Darrell Parris, Jerry and Wanda Parris; sisters and brothers-in-law, Martha and Allen Wilkes all of Jacksonville, AL, Joyce Newman of Tallapoosa, AL, Rita Gail and Carlos Reina of Weaver, AL and Wylene Parris of Birmingham; 13 grandchildren, Chris and Leigh Anne Moorehead, Hollie and Jesse Hernandez, Georgianna Smith, Angela Jackson, Jennifer and Chuck Haggart, Bryan Parris, George and Tori Jackson, Amanda and Eric Hyatt, Tyler Evans, Becky Phillips, Cody, Justin and Dustin Jenkins; and a number of great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. 

Services to celebrate the life of Mr. Billy Gene Parris will be held Friday, February 8, at 10 a.m. from the Ponders Melrose Chapel with Reverend George Ross officiating. 

The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 5-9 p.m. Thursday, February 7. 

Arrangements by Ponders Melrose Chapel, Dalton.

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