Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

Obituaries

July 30, 2013

Florence Parmer

CROSSVILLE — April 4, 1927—July 26, 2013

Florence "Honey Girl" Ray Parmer, of Anderson, SC, passed away July 26, 2013, at the Rainey Hospice House. A memorial service was held at St. John’s UMC, in the chapel, July 29. 

Born April 4, 1927, in Brooklyn, NY, to the late George O. and Florence Reisigl Ray, she is survived by her husband of 69 years, Edward “Pete” Parmer. “Honey Girl” and “Pete” were married in Elizabeth City, NC, during World War II and raised their family in Valley Stream, NY. 

In addition to her husband of Anderson, SC, she is also survived by a son, Edward Parmer Jr. and his wife, Mary Jane, of Beavercreek, OH; a daughter, Ruth Ann Kain of Crossville; a daughter, Mary Ellen Parmer Hammond and her husband, Warren Hammond, of Anderson, SC; five grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Priscilla Partridge of Crossville and Alma Richard of Deland, FL.

The family is at the home of her daughter, Mary Ellen Parmer Hammond at 2612 East North Avenue, Anderson, SC. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of the Upstate (1835 Rogers Rd, Anderson, SC 29621) or the Alzheimer’s Association (www.alz.org).

Sosebee Mortuary and Crematory, Downtown Chapel, Anderson, SC is assisting the family with the arrangements.

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