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Family of Covie C. GRIGGS (41) & Lilly L. HICKS

84. Verna Lee GRIGGS. Born on 14 Feb 1922 in Decatur County, Tennessee. At the age of 82, Verna Lee died in Westport, Carroll County, Tennessee on 20 Oct 2004. Resided in District 5, Decatur County, Tennessee in 1930.

Obituary: WESTPORT: Services for Verna Lee Parish, 82, were conducted on Friday, October 22 at 1:00 p.m. in the Dilday Funeral Home chapel with Brother Tim Maness officiating. She died on Wednesday, October 20 at the Huntingdon Health and Rehabilitation Center. She was born February 14, 1922 in Decatur County to the late Covy Chester and Lillie Hicks Griggs. She was a member of the Yuma Missionary Baptist Church and a retired employee of Henry I. Siegel. She was preceded in death by her husband, Priesley Parish, who died on November 18, 1993. Survivors include two daughters, Carrie McLean and Barbara Blount, both of Westport; one son, Gerald Parish of Jackson; and six grandchildren.

On 18 Dec 1938 when Verna Lee was 16, she married Priestly PARISH, son of George Columbus PARISH (1877-1971) & Lee Etta JONES (1880-1929). Born on 17 May 1918. At the age of 75, Priestly died on 18 Nov 1993. Buried in Nov 1993 in New Hope Cemetery, Yuma, Carroll County, Tennessee.

They had the following children:
147 i. Gerald
148 ii. Carrie Sue
149 iii. Barbara (1953-)

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