Mr. John Howard Parsons, age 82, of Summerville, GA died Saturday, August 30, 2008 at Shepherd Hills Nursing Home.

Mr. Parsons was born November 9, 1925 in Chattooga County, GA, the son of the late Robert Lee and Earlie S. Morris Parsons. Mr. Parsons was a member of Fisher’s Chapel Methodist Church. He was a veteran of the United States Navy having served in World War II. He was preceded in death by sons-in-law, Billy Dearing, Ronald Rogers, and Richard Cook.

Survivors include his wife, Violet R. Parsons; sons & daughters-in-law, Lee and Elaine Parsons, John & Shirley Parsons, Dalton, GA, Michael Parsons, Summerville, GA, Anthony Parsons, Cohutta, GA; daughters and sons-in-law, Linda & Charles Harris, Millie Dearing, LaFayette, GA, Janie & Spencer Harp, Tunnel Hill, GA, Martha & Dale Chastain, Silver Hill, GA, Patsy Willingham, Cohutta, GA, Wanda Rogers, Rocky Face, GA, Mary Hendley & Ed Holland, Chatsworth, GA; 20 Grandchildren; 21 Great Grandchildren; & 2 Great Great Grandchildren. Several Step-Grandchildren also survive Mr. Parson.

Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p. m. Monday, September 1, 2008 at Fisher’s Chapel Methodist Church with Rev. Skip Mitchell & Rev. Ray Teems officiating. Burial will follow in the Fisher’s Chapel Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Earl Kinsey, Billy Smith, Billy Hughes, Andy Hughes, Max Joyner, Brad Ward, DeWayne Ward, & Christopher Alkins. Honorary pallbearers will be Grandsons and Darrin Smith and Reford Atkins.

Mr. Parsons will be in state at Mason Funeral Home and the family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 p. m. Sunday, August 31, 2008. He will also lie in state at the church on Monday from 2:00 until 3:00 p. m.