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Lora Graves Parnell
March 6, 1944  -  April 8, 2019

 

Lora Graves Parnell, 75, went to be with the Lord April 8, 2019. She was born on March 6, 1944 in Texarkana, Texas. Lora graduated from Texas High School in Texarkana, Texas and attended Texarkana College. She later graduated from what is now SAU in Magnolia, Arkansas and St. Michaels Hospital System in Texarkana with her Medical Technology degree. Lora worked at UAMS as a Medical Technologist, then took time off to raise her two sons. She later returned to the work force as a Regional Sales Director for CVS Caremark, retiring in 2014. Lora was a member of St. James Methodist Church, Past President of Penick Boys Club Auxiliary, a board member of the Arkansas Chapter of the American Red Cross, was actively involved in the Arkansas Hemophilia Foundation as well as Camp Aldersgate. She loved taking care of her family, cooking, listening to books on tape, the Razorbacks and the Pulaski Academy Bruins.
She was preceded in death by her son; Matthew Parnell and her parents; Roy and Loraine Strickland. Lora is survived by her son; Chris Parnell (Carrie), Chris' father; Dr. Cliff Parnell, grandson; Pearce, sister; Sherel Cook (Bob), two nieces; Sara Estes (Dustin), Emily Harper (Andy) and a host of loving family and friends.
In Lieu of flowers memorials may be made in Lora's name to Camp Aldersgate, 2000 Aldersgate Road, Little Rock, Arkansas 72205 or Pulaski Academy, 12701 Hinson Road, Little Rock, Arkansas 72212
Visitation will be held from 6-8 pm, Thursday, April 11, 2019 at Roller Chenal Funeral Home, 13801 Chenal Parkway with funeral services following Friday, April 12, 2019 at 1 pm. Burial will be at Pinecrest Memorial Park in Alexander, Arkansas.


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