Obituary Donated by Bill and Gina Smith


From The Barbourville Mountain Advocate January 16, 2003


Mrs. Esten P. Parks, 85, of McKendree Village, Hermitage, Tenn., formerly of Barbourville, passed away Jan. 9, 2003. She was a former postmistress for Union College in Barbourville and an employee of the United Methodist Board of Education.

She is survived by her husband Dr. S. Laws Parks; her daughters, Barbara Umbach of Murphy, N.C., Ellen Bourne of Natick, Mass.; one grandson; two great granddaughters.

Services were conducted Saturday, Jan. 11, 2003 in Woodlawn Chapel of Roses with Dr. John Collette, the Rev. Jim Robinson, McKendree and Associate Minister, the Rev. Linda Johnson officiating. Burial was in Woodlawn Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Greensboro College (Laws and Esten Parks Endowment) Market St., Greensboro, N.C. 27401 or Belmont United Methodist Church, Nashville, Tenn.

This is a courtesy announcement of Knox Funeral Home.


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