Goldie Holder Parnell, daughter of the late Emarine Bennett Holder and Zelma Holder, was born in Russell County, Kentucky on May 16, 1919. She departed this life on December 21, 2016 surrounded by loved ones at the Golden Years Nursing Home.
She married the late Algie Parnell on June 30, 1936 and to this union seven children were born.
Of those children, five preceded her in death—Kenneth (Connie) Parnell and Sylvia (Ingram) Parmley and infant sons, Selma, Olma and Danny Clinton Parnell.
She is survived by two daughters—Ethel (Garey) Turner and Shirley Jeff) Spielman.
Her children blessed her with eight grandchildren—Kendall (Tonya) Parnell, Wendy (Seth) Denney, Ellen (Eric) Vinson, Lisa (Harold) Leatherman, Jenice (Ronnie) Turner, Tony Doss (Cindy), Terry Doss and the late Mischele Doss.
She was the proud great-grandmother of 15 grandchildren—Lacy and Taylor Parnell, Lylah and Madelyn Denney, Jennifer Grundy, Jason and Ashley Leatherman, Jessie Doss, Jessica and Josh Jones, Kaitlin Turner, Amanda Foust, Nicholas Winchester and Colton and Cody Vinson.
She had eight great-great grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews and many friends to mourn her passing.
She was fondly known by her grandchildren as "Granny Parnell" and she loved to reminisce about the olden times and share the family's history with her loved ones.
She had accepted Christ as her Savior and was a member of the Piney Woods Church in the Parnell community.
Funeral services were held in the funeral home chapel on Friday, December 23, 2016 at with Brother Henry Stringer officiating.
Burial was in the Turner Cemetery.
Hickey and Son Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Published on December 28, 2016