Funeral services for Mary Constance “Connie” Parkes, age 75 of Fayetteville, will be conducted Saturday at 11 AM at Higgins Funeral Home with Rev. Kirk Smith officiating. Burial will follow in the Lynchburg Cemetery beside her husband Robert Jackson “Bobby” Parkes who died in 2001. Mrs. Parkes passed away Monday night at Lincoln Medical Center after suffering a heart attack.
She was a native of Birmingham, AL and the daughter of the late William F. and Estelle Pogue Franklin Jr. Mrs. Parkes was a homemaker and a member of the Kelso Cumberland Presbyterian Church where she sang in the choir.
Survivors include two sons, Robert Jackson “Bobby” Parkes Jr (Cindy Hoffman) and John Franklin Parkes (Lisa Johnston), sister Shannon Ward of Millen, GA, five grandchildren Thompson Luke Kelly (daughter-in-law April Williams), James Robert Parkes, Jarrod Franklin Parkes, Alexis Elizabeth Parkes and Mary Katherine Parkes.
Visitation with the family will be Friday evening 5-8 PM at Higgins Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers the family request memorials be made to the Kelso Cumberland Presbyterian Church or
the Junior Round Dozen Club.