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Ernestine Sitton Parrish

Obituary for Ernestine Sitton Parrish

December 23, 2017
Easley, South Carolina


Ernestine S. Parrish
Easley, SC

Ernestine Sitton Parrish, 96, widow of Benson Clayton Parrish, of Easley, passed away Saturday, December 23, 2017 at Foothills Presbyterian Home, Easley.

Mrs. Parrish was born in Easley in 1921, the daughter of the late Cephas Addison and Stella Melton Sitton. She graduated from Easley High School in 1938, was a member of the class of 1942 at Winthrop College and taught at Easley Jr. High School for 18 years. She was a member of the Easley Garden Club, the Better Homes Club, and three bridge clubs.

Mrs. Parrish was a member of Easley First United Methodist Church, United Methodist Women, and on the church council. She was Miss Easley in 1940 and Charleston's Azalea Queen in 1941.

Surviving are a son, Benson Clayton Parrish, Jr. of Little River; a daughter, Dr. Stella Sitton Parrish of Columbia; seven grandchildren, Clayton Parrish, Remsen Parrish, Mary Mac Williams, Chase Williams, Lee Parrish, Charlie Parrish, and Jennie Hendricks; seven great-grandchildren; and her Goddaughter, Dottie Grantham. In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs. Parrish was predeceased by a son, Charles Addison Parrish; a daughter, Ernestine "Tena" Parrish Hendricks; and a brother, C.A. Sitton, Jr.

Funeral services will be 2:00 PM Wednesday, December 27, 2017 at Easley First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Dr. Rodney Powell officiating. Burial will follow in St. Paul United Methodist Church Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 12:30 PM to 1:45 PM Wednesday in the Church Fellowship Hall.

The family will be at the home after Christmas Day.

Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 589, Easley, SC 29641, or St. Paul United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund, 2513 Brushy Creek Road, Easley, SC 29642, or the charity of one's choice.

Condolences may be expressed online at or in person at Robinson Funeral Home-Downtown Easley, which is assisting the family.

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Suggested Memorial Donations

  • Easley First United Methodist Church
    PO Box 589
    Easley, SC 29641
  • St. Paul United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund
    2513 Brushy Creek Road
    Easley, SC 29642

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Robinson Funeral Home & Crematory - Downtown

305 West Main Street
Easley, SC 29640
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