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Elbert Gray Parisher, 68

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LEBANON – Funeral services have been scheduled for 12 Noon Friday, May 21 at the Sellars Funeral Home for Mr. Parisher, 68, of Lebanon.
 A highly decorated former U.S. Marine, Mr. Parisher died Tuesday, May 17, 2010.
 Known as Al to his family and friends, he formerly worked as a manager with Wilson County Motors and Burchett Ford, was a regional manager of Morrison’s Cafeterias and was co-owner of Concept Builders with his son Craig.
Mr. Parisher was active in the Cherokee Yacht Club where he had many friends. He earned numerous medals of honor, as well as the highest medal bestowed by the government of South Vietnam for his service with the Marine Corps.
The family will be receiving friends from 11 a.m. until service on Friday.
The chapel service will be conducted by Brother Kevin Medlin and Brother Curt Mitchell. Interment with full military honors will be held in the Nashville National Cemetery.
Survivors include: his wife of 16 years and best friend: Annette Tucker Parisher; children Mike (Tammy) Parisher of Bone Gap, IL; Mark (Charity) Parisher of Watertown; Craig (Crystal) Parisher of Mt. Juliet and Carrie (Ben) Doyle of Chicamauga, GA.
Also surviving is his mother Pearl Parisher of South Mills, NC; 11 grandchildren; siblings: Clara (Larry) Sanderlin and Vera (Edgar Lee) Mitchell -- both of Camden County, NC; and Jimmy (Susan) Parisher of Newport News. VA; mother-in-law Annie Tucker, loving members of the Tucker family and special friend Curt Mitchell of Franklin.
He is preceded in death by father James Parisher, the mother of children Barbara Jean Parisher and uncle Kelly Cass.
Pallbearers include: Mike, Mark, Craig, and Josh Parisher, James “Bubba” Ridings, Curt Mitchell, Jason Toporowsky and Jimmy Parisher.
Flowers will be accepted or memorial donations may be made to: Sherry’s Run (PO Box 8, Lebanon 37088) and / or the American Cancer Society (2000 Charlotte Pike, Nashville 37203).
Arrangements by Sellars Funeral Home, Lebanon.
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