The Stanly News and Press (Albemarle, NC)


June 28, 2013

Blanche Parks

Friday, June 28, 2013 — Blanche Mildred Wood Parks, 91 years of age, of Albemarle, passed away Tuesday, June 25, 2013, at her home surrounded by her family.

Blanche was born July 22, 1921, in Pelzer, S.C. to the late Beverly P. Wood and the late Tecora Tiller Wood. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Frank Parks Jr.; son, Jerry Stancil; and daughter, Patricia Ann Parks.

The memorial service will be at 4 p.m. on Friday, June 28, 2013, at Plyler Baptist Church, officiated by Rev. Brian Franklin. The family will receive friends following the service in the fellowship hall.

She is survived by her son, Jack Parks and wife Tammy; and their children, Christopher, Cory and Kaitilyn, all of the home;  nine grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren.

Blanche was a member of Plyler Baptist Church. She was caring and giving and loved working with children.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Stanly County, 960 N. First St., Albemarle, NC 28001.

Hartsell Funeral Home is serving the Parks family.

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