Parris, John C. Age: 75

Passed Away: 2010-12-26

Funeral Home: A. S. Turner & Sons

John C. Parris John C. Parris, 75, a longtime resident of Stone Mountain, died Sunday, Dec. 26, 2010. Mr. Parris graduated from Decatur High School, Class of 1953, and Georgia State University. He served in the United States Marine Corps for two years and was a member of the American Legion Post 66, Avondale Estates and the Atlanta Northlake Elks Lodge No. 78. Mr. Parris, a quintessential southern gentleman, is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Mike and Pauline Parris; granddaughter, McKenzie Parris; grandson, Dustin Parris, all of Jackson; sister, Ida Parris Thompson of Spartanburg, S.C.; and nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Tuesday, Dec. 28 at 1 p.m., at A. S. Turner & Sons. Interment was in Historic Stone Mountain City Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Salvation Army USA Southern Territory, 1424 Northeast Expressway, Atlanta, Ga., 30329. Friends were invited to visit with the family Tuesday from noon until the hour of service at A. S. Turner & Sons.