September 30, 1935 – November 2, 2010
IVA, SC - Irene Underwood Parnell, age 75, of 500 Suttles Road, died Tuesday, November 02, 2010 at her residence.
Born in Higham Ferrers, England, she was a daughter of the late Herbert Stanley Underwood and May Beale Underwood. She retired from Sportswear Unlimited. She was an active member of Rocky River Baptist Church where she attended the Ruth Sunday School class.
Survivors include her husband of 56 years, James “Red” Parnell, Sr., of the home; sons, Jimmy Parnell, Jr., and his wife, Sharon of Craytonville, SC, Paul Parnell and his wife, Kathy of Antreville, SC and Steve Parnell and his wife, Charlene of Level Land, SC; daughter, Patricia Ann Hutchinson and her husband, Kelly of Anderson, SC; siblings, Stephen Underwood; Jean Penness, Gillian Hamilton, Jane Duxbury and a sister-in-law, Pat Underwood all of England; eight grandchildren, Jamie and Heath; Crystal and Amy; Brian and Kayla; Adrea and Tiffany; nine great-grandchildren and one expected great grandchild.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by a brother, John Underwood and a sister, Carol Ann Tuders.
The Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, November 4, 2010 at 2:00 pm at Rocky River Baptist Church officiated by the Reverend Steven Payne and Reverend Larry Cox.
Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Mrs. Parnell will be placed in the church at 1:30 pm on Thursday.
The family will be at the residence and will receive friends on Wednesday from 7:00 pm until 9:00 pm at The McDougald Funeral Home.
Flowers are optional. Memorials may be made to Hospice of the Upstate, 1835 Rogers Road, Anderson, SC 29621 or Rocky River Baptist Church, 3234 Lake Secession Road, Iva, SC 29655.
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THE MC DOUGALD FUNERAL HOME is in charge of the arrangements.