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2011-08-18 / Obituaries


Basil Manly Parten, 77, of Thomasville died Monday, Aug. 8, 2011, at his home. He was born November 12, 1933 in Nanafalia. He was retired from the United States Navy as a senior chief radioman and was a member of the Putnam Baptist Church.

Funeral services were 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 11, 2011 at O’Bryant Chapel Funeral Home with Rev. Brooks Etheridge officiating. Interment with Military Honors was at Hickory Grove Cemetery in Nanafalia.

He is survived by his wife, Gloria Parten of Thomasville; three sons, Kerry Parten and Ronnie Bonner both of Phoenix, Ariz. and David Morris of Ft. Myers, Fla.; two daughters, Jean Vessenmeyer of Melbourne, Fla. and Diana Miskow of Grant, Fla.; brother, Hugh Parten of Thomasville; 12 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Kenny Parten, Kyler Parten, Eric Ramirez, Taylor Ramirez, Chris Bonner and Jason Bonner.

Condolences may be offered at www.obryantchapelfh.com.

O’Bryant Chapel Funeral Home in Thomasville directed.

As of Jan. 1, 2009, The Times began charging a $20 insertion fee for all

obituaries and that are processed through funeral homes placing the obituaries. The obituaries are $10 each if placed in two or all three of the county newspapers (The Thomasville Times, The Clarke County Democrat and The South Alabamian). Photographs of the deceased and U.S. flag art denoting military service can be added for an additional fee of $5.

The newspapers will continue to publish brief death notices at no charge, giving the name, age, date of death and hometown of the deceased, immediate survivors (spouse and children only) and the place of the funeral and of burial. Other survivors, funeral ministers, pallbearers and other information on the deceased will be confined to paid obituaries.

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