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Ruth Parham

August 14, 1934 — January 27, 2019

Ruth Rodgers Parham went to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday, January 27, 2019. She began her journey on earth August 14, 1934 in Haywood County. She was the last child born to Ethel and Eddie Rodgers. Her father was a farmer, where she first learned all about hard work. She married October 6, 1951 and was blessed with a son, Anthony Parham December 11, 1955. She continued to live the farm life; and then for years, she held public jobs. She was a member of Palestine First United Methodist Church. She was an avid flower gardener and loved sharing her flowers and plants with family and friends. Her favorite flower was the Shasta daisy. She was a faithful worker for the Dyer County Democratic Party. She believed in hard work, love, kindness, honesty, humility, faith, forgiveness and always doing everything possible to help others physically, emotionally and with understanding. An abundance of love was always shown for her family and friends as a loving Mother, Grandmother, Great-grandmother, Mother-in-law and aunt. Funeral services will be at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 30, 2019 in the Chapel of Curry Funeral Home officiated by Reverend Bill Phipps with interment to follow in Zion Cemetery at Zion First United Methodist Church in Haywood County, where she first became a church member at the age of twelve. The family will receive friends Wednesday, January 30th beginning at 11:00 am until service time at the funeral home. Michael Parham, Steven Riggs, Wallace Hutcherson, Tom Griffin, David Frisbee and Albert Sargent will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Darrell Hutcherson, Dalvin Hutcherson, Danny Cooper and Floyd Rogers. She is survived by her son, Anthony Parham and wife Debra of Dyersburg; grandson Michael Parham and wife Jenny of RoEllen; granddaughter Kellie Parham Riggs and husband Steven of Dyersburg; three great-grandchildren, Eli Riggs, Ethan Riggs, Evelyn Ruth Parham; and many nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three sisters, Alice Smith, Margaret Stone, Louise Hutcherson; and two brothers, Julius Rodgers and Byars Rodgers.We are privileged and honored to serve the Parham family. You may share your condolences and your memories with the family at www.curryfuneral.com.  
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