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Claude Parnell Jr.

December 23, 1949 — April 13, 2023


Claude Terry Parnell Jr., of Elizabethtown passed away on April 13, 2023, at his home surrounded by family at the age of 73. He was born in Robeson County on December 23, 1949, to the late Claude Terry Parnell Sr. and Toni La Deax Parnell.

Claude was preceded by his parents and his son, David Parnell. Left to cherish his memory are his loving wife, Mary Harris Parnell of the home, son Terry Parnell (Carol) of Elizabethtown, four grandchildren Adena, Austin, Abby, and Cheryl, seven great grandchildren and his special friends “Bones/ Bushy Head”, Billy, and “Other girl”.

Claude, also known as “Pops,” was a loving husband, dad, and great granddad. He was a hardworking man that adored his family, especially his grandchildren and great grandchildren. Time spent with his family and friends was the highlight of his days. Claude will be greatly missed by all those who know and love him.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Sunday, April 23, 2023, at 1:00 pm at Bladen Gaskins Funeral Home with the Reverend Luke Jacobs officiating.

Donations may be sent to the funeral fund of Claude Parnell c/o Bladen-Gaskins Funeral Home PO Box 3150 Elizabethtown, NC 28337.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Celebration of Life

Sunday, April 23, 2023

Starts at 1:00 pm (Eastern time)

Bladen Gaskins Funeral Home & Cremation Services

3131 M.L.K. Dr, Elizabethtown, NC 28337

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