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“I know Jim will be sadly missed by his family and his many friends. Jim was one of the most personable people I have ever known. He always asked...Read More »
1 of 11 | Posted by: Bill and Sarah Higginbotham - AL

“My deepest sympathy to Jimmie's family ”
2 of 11 | Posted by: Peggy Ann Hoppes Marsell - Foley, AL

“Thinking about you and your family at this time. Daddy loved Jim like one of his own and spoke of him often. He loved to talk to him about Alabama...Read More »
3 of 11 | Posted by: Mandy Roberts Wyatt - Tuscaloosa, AL

“I went to school with Jimmy from the first grade through the 12th. Jimmy was always so happy and kept us laughing. He was a good friend. My prayers...Read More »
4 of 11 | Posted by: Robert Scheer - lillian, AL

“Dear Margie,Bud and Shea, just want you to know we are praying for God's comfort and grace to be poured out on all of you at this time in your lives....Read More »
5 of 11 | Posted by: Patricia Smith - Jackson, AL

“Jim was a special member of the class of 1965 and seemed to always make those around him feel good. His humor and genuine concern for others was a...Read More »
6 of 11 | Posted by: Bob Harding - Cornelia, GA

“Margie i am so sorry to hear of Jim. I understand your pain and if i can help you in any way please let me know you and the family are in our prayers...Read More »
7 of 11 | Posted by: Naomi PArnell - Whatley, AL

“Dear Margie and family; So sorry to hear of your loss. May God Wrap His loving comforting hands around each one of you and give you comfort, peace,...Read More »
8 of 11 | Posted by: Loretta Lowery

“We all loved "Jimmy". We missed him at our most recent reunion. He was always the first to sign up and we so looked forward to seeing him. I am...Read More »
9 of 11 | Posted by: Sharon Leitermann Gardner - AL

“So sorry Margie Thinking about you ”
10 of 11 | Posted by: Will & Shirley Carter

“The staff of Lathan Funeral Home wish to express our deepest sympathy to you at this difficult time. Wayne Lathan, Cheryl Lathan, David R. Jones...Read More »
11 of 11 | Posted by: Staff of Lathan Funeral Home


Jimmie "Jim" Wade Parnell, age 65, born April 14, 1947, passed away Thursday, February 14, 2013 at his residence. Mr. Parnell was a resident of Jackson, AL. He was a Millwright with Boise Cascade Paper Mill. Mr. Parnell was a member of Tompkins Baptist Church. His hobbies were his Grandchildren, Nascar, hunting and fishing and he was an avid Alabama Football fan, as well as local sports fan including the Jackson Aggies and JA Eagles.

Survived by:

Wife/ Margie Parnell of Jackson, AL

Son/ Andy "Bud" (Amy) Parnell of Jackson, AL

Daughter/ Shea Hutto of Jackson, AL

Brothers/ Harry (Doris) Parnell of Semmes, AL
Jerry (Teresa) Parnell of Grand Bay, AL

Grandchildren/ Brylon Goodman, Madison Parnell and Zoe Hutto

Sister-in-laws/ Merlene (Jerry) DuBose
Jayne (Fred) Cross
Missy (Ken) Lott

Brother-in-Law/ Ben Richardson

Numerous Nieces and Nephews, including Rada "Cookie" Parnell who lived with the family several years.

Predeceased by:

Parents/ Harry W. and Valeria Parnell
Sister/ Margaret Barrett
Brother-in-law/ Rusty Sanders

Visitation will be Friday, February 15, 2013 from 6:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. at Lathan Funeral Home, Jackson, AL. Service will be Saturday, February 16, 2013 at 3:00 P.M. at Tompkins Baptist Church, with Rev. Johnny Kendrick officiating . Mr. Parnell will lie in state one hour prior to the Service. Interment will be in Trinity Memorial Gardens. An online guestbook may be signed at www.lathanfuneralhomes.com.

Pallbearers/ Ward Edge, Jack Robinson, Terry Horton, Craig Cross, IV, Gordon Sanders, Will Lott

Honorary Pallbearers/ Men of Tompkins Baptist Church; Bleach Plant Maintenance Workers