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Visitation

McNeill Mackie Funeral Home
Thursday January 28th, 2016
6:00pm - 8:00pm

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Visitation

McNeill Mackie Funeral Home
Thursday January 28th, 2016
6:00pm - 8:00pm

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Funeral Service

Parkton Baptist Church
Friday January 29th, 2016
2:00pm

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Funeral Service

Parkton Baptist Church
Friday January 29th, 2016
2:00pm

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Dennis "Alf" Parnell

Dennis "Alf" Alfred Parnell, 81 of Parkton, NC died Tuesday 1/26/2016 at Southeastern Hospice House in Lumberton. He was born 1/6/1935 in Robeson County to the late Dennis and Lula McMillan Parnell. Funeral Services are scheduled for Friday 1/29/2016 at 2:00 PM in Parkton Baptist Church, 108 E. David Parnell St., Parkton, with the Reverend William Beasley officiating. Burial will follow in Parkton Cemetery. A Visitation will be held Thursday 1/28/2016 from 6:00-8:00 PM at McNeill Mackie Funeral Home of St. Pauls. Mr. Parnell retired as Chief Deputy Sheriff of Robeson County after 34 and a half years of service. He was very active in the Parkton community, among other things, having served on the Parkton City Council, Past President of the Parkton Ruritan Club, Past President of Parkton Baptist Brotherhood, Chairman of the Robeson County Tax Evaluation Committee, Parkton Volunteer Fire Department Member and he served with the NC National Guard's Parkton Unit. He graduated from the NC Highway Patrol Academy in 1962. He is survived by his wife, Dottie; sons, Michael Parnell and his wife Donna and Mitchell Parnell and his wife Denise; grandchildren, Matt Parnell, Laura Boarts and her husband Matthew, Chelsea Parnell, Kelly Hunt and her husband Andrew, and Andrew Parnell. Online condolences may be made to www.mcneillmackiefuneralhome.com  The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Parkton Baptist Church Building Fund, PO Box 247, Parkton, NC 28371 in lieu of flowers. Arrangements by McNeill Mackie Funeral Home of St. Pauls.


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Guestbook

Mitch I am so sorry for your lost, I lost my father too last year and it was not easy just pray to God.He is in a better place now, not suffering he is going to be watching you and your family. A big hug. Chicky

Rosarito Chiqui Gomez Jan 31 2016 12:00 AM

Mrs. Dottie, Michael & Mitchell, I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Mr. Alf.When thinking back to my younger years growing up in Parkton, Mr. Alf was one of the people along with Mrs. Dottie that I think of with fondness.He will be sorely missed by his family and the people of Parkton.He was well loved.God bless you during this time.

Vicki Caulder Hall Jan 29 2016 12:00 AM

I doubt Mrs. Dottie and the boys remember me, (Cathy Collins is my sister, and my Dad Bill, worked at Black & Decker) but I lived in Parkton on Green Street for four years in the late 60's and we left in 71. But Mr. Parnell was always a gentle giant of a man, always answered or talked to us middle schoolers with patience, and had a wonderful laugh!! I remember him helping restock the drink coolers during Vacation Bible School, and seeing him at church and around town. Hugs and prayers go out to you all!!

Karen Collins Hames Jan 29 2016 12:00 AM

My deepest sympathy in Alf's death. I remember him well when I taught at Parkton School in the 60's.

Stewart Stafford Jan 29 2016 12:00 AM

Mrs. Dottie, Michael, and Mitchell, My prayers and thoughts are with all of you, as you go through this time of loss. Even though. I am not there in bodybody,I am in spirit. Love all of you.

rebecca h. sene Jan 28 2016 12:00 AM

Mitchell and Michael, I'm so very sorry for the loss of your Dad.My thoughts and prayers are with you and your families. Y'all are still my brothers and I sure miss y'all.

Lanny Reeves Jan 28 2016 12:00 AM

Ms Dottie, you and your family are in our prayers. Mr Alf was always a pleasure to be around. May God Bless and keep you.

Ricky,Becky,and Ally Jan 28 2016 12:00 AM

Mrs. Parnell.. Mike and Donna Family So sorry for your loss. My thought and prayers are with you during this difficult time. B. HILL

Elizabeth Jan 28 2016 12:00 AM

Aunt Dottie Remember the life of Uncle Alf and all the great things he accomplished in his life. I cherish the times that I went with Mom and Dad to visit you. I wish you and Mike and Mitch my sincere condolences. Pate and Carol Turnage

Pate Turnage Jan 28 2016 12:00 AM

Mrs Parnell, Michael and Mitchell. I am so sorry to hear about Mr Parnell. He will be missed. I always enjoyed talking BBQ with him.

Craig Hall Jan 28 2016 12:00 AM

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