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Novella “Novie” Faith Claiborn

Nov. 15, 1996 ~ May 20, 2020

Services will be held:

Bryan-Lee Funeral Homes

John Thomas “J.T.” Honeycutt

May 23, 1938 ~ May 23, 2020

Services will be held: May 29, 2020

Pansy Greer Wood

October 16, 1935 ~ May 26, 2020

Services will be held:

Alma A. Fuquay

October 29, 1926 ~ May 22, 2020

Services will be held: May 25, 2020

Delores Irene Caskey

July 1, 1939 ~ May 21, 2020

Services will be held:

Lyman Danziel Gregory

January 1, 1931 ~ May 21, 2020

Services will be held: May 27, 2020

Linda Grice Byrd

July 7, 1938 ~ May 20, 2020

Services will be held:

Ted Darrell Austin

February 17, 1930 ~ May 19, 2020

Services will be held: May 23, 2020

Donald “George” Parnell

April 3, 1965 ~ May 3, 2020

Fuquay-Varina- Donald George Parnell, 55, passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his loving family on Sunday. Born in Moore County, George was the son of the late Donald Reginald Parnell and Leila Ivey Parnell.

George is survived by his loving wife, Sue Parnell; daughter, Jennifer Mires McCartney and husband, Eric of Holly Springs; three grandchildren, Dakota Mires of Fuquay-Varina, Hunter Mires of Holly Springs, Ashley Mires of Holly Springs; brothers, Gordon Parnell and wife, May of St. Pauls, David Parnell and wife, Beth of Fuquay-Varina, Ivey Parnell and wife, Karen of St. Pauls; Danny Keating and wife Shylene of Wilmington, additional Loving Father Al Keating and step-mother, Bonnie of Fuquay-Varina, brother-in-law, Lee Hicks of Knightdale; sister-in-law, Debbie Alba of Durham, extended family Heather, Olivia, Mikaila, Kegan and Colbe of Fuquay-Varina.

George was loved by many nieces and nephews as well as his large extended family and special friends he held close to his heart.

In addition to his parents George was preceded death by his loving sons, Adam Parnell and Michael Mires and special sister-in-law, Kathy Rose.




  1. Beth

    <3 Red!

  2. CJ Jones & Chris Fountain

    So very sorry to hear of your loss, may George rest peacefully in the arms of our Lord Jesus Christ. Prayers and condolences to you and your family..

  3. Gordon Parnell

    This is one of the hardest things I’ve ever had to go through

  4. Sue Parnell

    Sue Parnell

  5. Rahul

    Thinking of you during this difficult time. May it help to know that others share in your sorrow. May God bless and comfort you and your family during this difficult period; please accept my sincere condolences

  6. Deborah Holmes

    I love and miss you so much!! Rest In Peace❤️

  7. Lee Hicks

    My heart goes out to you Gordon and your family you know I love George to death he will be greatly missed he was my lieutenant governor but I know him Michael are having a good old time no more pain no more sorrow and we all one day will rejoice together love you bro

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